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UMWA meets with MSHA chief nominee

Source: WV Metro News WASHINGTON, D.C. — United Mine Workers Union President Cecil Roberts says union officials met last week with President Donald Trump’s nominee to head up the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, David Zatezalo. Zatezalo, of Wheeling, is the the former chief executive of Rhino Resources. Roberts said the union wants to keep an […]

House rejects effort to reduce coal mine safety enforcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPT. 14, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The UMWA is very pleased by the vote in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday against an amendment to the Department of Labor appropriations bill that would have cut coal mine […]

Blankenship ads a disgusting attempt to rewrite history

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 11, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Like other West Virginians, I am disgusted by the television ads sponsored by convicted criminal Don Blankenship that have been running in our state the last few weeks. These ads are […]

Williamson Hospital, Your Friends on “the Hill”

UMWA Local Union 9462 Members, Serving the Community Williamson Memorial Hospital was established in Williamson, West Virginia in 1918 to provide health care service to the residents of Mingo County. The County, like most other rural coalfield communities from the turn of the last century through the 1950s, lacked adequate facilities to care for its […]

Black Lung Association members inquire about pension solution

Source: The Register-Herald Publishing Date: September 6, 2017 Many thank you’s were extended Wednesday morning from members of the Black Lung Association to Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., for her support of the Miners’ Protection Act, which allowed United Mine Workers to keep their health insurance. But after the pleasantries were exchanged with Capito’s field […]

Union miners look to future with determination at annual picnic

Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail Publishing Date: September 4, 2017 RACINE, W.Va. — Even though their years in the coal mines of Southern West Virginia are well in the past, Jerry Bell and Curtis Akers said Monday they still worry about the future of miners who don’t have the advocacy of a union. Bell, of Logan, and […]

UMWA Labor Day Celebration held at Tannehill State Park

Source: CBS 42 News Publishing Date: September 4, 2017 BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) hosted a Labor Day celebration at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park Monday. “We think we owe it to the people. It’s an opportunity for the kids to play and have some good music and […]

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