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Union Plus: Celebrate a Union-Made Cinco de Mayo at Home

Source: Union Plus April 5, 2021 Your Cinco de Mayo may look different this year, but with some creativity, connectivity and some delicious union-made recipes, it can become a fun, socially-distant, fiesta! Did you know that many of your favorite Cinco de Mayo dishes can be made with ingredients picked, produced or packaged by your […]

UMWA and clean energy advocates face limits to common ground, setbacks amid infrastructure fight

Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail April 25, 2021   “The pain hasn’t let up.” The United Mine Workers of America summed up the plight of coal miners and their communities midway through a plan released last week for what the union called a “true energy transition,” acknowledging U.S. coal industry employment had dropped 52% from 2011 to December 2020. […]

Hoppy Kercheval: WV tired of hearing about ‘just transition’ (Opinion)

Source: WV Gazette Mail April 21, 2021   Do not try to lecture United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts about how the migration away from coal and other carbon-based fuels will be a “just transition,” one that promises that the green economy will provide job opportunities and economic growth in the ravaged coalfields. Roberts, 74, […]

Mine Workers’ Leader Wants To Save Last Coal Jobs As Biden Tackles Climate

Source: Ohio Valley Resource  April 20, 2021   United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts said he’s been hearing the term “just transition” tossed around for more than 20 years as part of the long-running, nearly Sisyphean discussion about climate change, clean energy, and coal country. Simply put: he’s not a fan. “I ask […]

Manchin and UMW’s Roberts push for federal union legislation and improved economics for coal

Source: MetroNews April 19, 2021 Senator Joe Manchin and United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts together endorsed legislation to strengthen labor unions, pushed for federal investments in carbon capture technology, advocated for using coal to make steel in the United States and called for building up coal-producing communities that have languished in recent years. “We’re […]

Sen. Joe Manchin and Mine Workers Union Pres. Cecil Roberts to address energy transition and next steps for coal country

Source: April 14, 2021 WASHINGTON, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ Joseph Manchin III, the senior senator from West Virginia and chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will join with the president of the United Mine Workers of America, Cecil E. Roberts Jr., as Roberts announces the UMWA’s principles for addressing climate change, […]

Union Plus: Flowers

Source: Union Plus April 14, 2021 Save 25% on flowers and gift baskets Flowers are the perfect gift for every occasion, whether you need to tell someone “Happy birthday” or “Get well soon.” Send someone a beautiful flower arrangement or gift basket and make their day. Union members save 25% on all Teleflora flowers and […]

Mine Workers Vote To Continue Their Strike

Source: More Perfect Union April 12, 2021

Former Remington Plant Reaches Agreement With Union

Source: NRA American Rifleman April 6, 2021   Significant progress was made in the effort to resume operations at the famed Remington firearm factory in Ilion, NY, when on April 2 the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced it has reached a letter of agreement that will pave the way for reopening the plant. […]

More than 1,000 workers plan to strike at Alabama coal mines

Source: ABC 33/40 News March 31, 2021   BROOKWOOD, Ala. (AP) — More than 1,100 workers at two Alabama coal mines and related facilities owned by Warrior Met Coal Inc. will go on strike barring a last-minute labor agreement, the United Mine Workers of America said Wednesday. Negotiators have not been able to reach a […]

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