Charles E. Brooks may not be a name recognized by many people outside the area around Cedar Grove, WV where he was born and raised or even among many members of the West Virginia Black Lung Association, but miners across the Nation owe him a debt of gratitude. Charlie or Brooks to his friends began […]
The Members of UMWA Local Union 425 working at Carmeuse Lime and Stone take great pride in their ability to mine the natural resources that help build our Nation’s infrastructure. The more than 95 classified employees at the Maysville, KY facility have been members of the UMWA since they first voted to join the Union […]
Cecil Roberts speaks about the passing of legislation that saved 22,600 retirees and their dependents from losing their health care benefits and the UMWA’s continued fight for pension benefits.
Does it Reduce Costs or Eliminate Benefits? The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (Agency) in the U.S. Department of Labor issued a notice of Proposed Rulemaking and request for comments on January 4, 2017. The proposal deals specifically with the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA): Medical Benefit Payments from the Black Lung Trust Fund to […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 19, 2017 UMWA mourns loss of miner at Pinnacle mine [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil Roberts issued the following statement today: “The hearts and prayers of the entire UMWA family are with the family of our brother Luches Rosser, 44, a member of UMWA […]
The UMWA, along with several of its supporters, marched to Consol’s Headquarters on May 17, 2017 to fight for the healthcare and retirement benefits their retirees have earned!
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
The Indiana County Recycling Center (Center) is located just off route 119 North in the town of Homer City, PA. Operated by the Indiana County Solid Waste Authority, the Center was created in 1988 to help Indiana County comply with Pennsylvania Act 101, the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act of 1988 (Act). […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 11, 2016 UMWA statement on filing of Miners Pension Protection Act [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The introduction today of the Miners Pension Protection Act is the next step needed to completely fulfill the promise of retirement security […]
West Virginia Record
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 4, 2017 UMWA hails vote to pass permanent health care funding for 22,600 retirees, widows [TRIANGLE, VA] The vote today by the United States Senate to pass the Continuing Resolution funding the government means that 22,600 retired coal miners, their dependents and widows will receive the health care they earned and […]
US House passes government spending bill with permanent health care fix.
Lexington Herald Leader
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 1, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The inclusion of permanent funding for the health care of 22,600 retired coal miners, their dependents and widows in the 2017 omnibus appropriations bill is tremendous news. Swift passage of that […]