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Workers Memorial Day APRIL 28, 2022

Decades of struggle by working people and our unions have improved working conditions and made jobs safer, but it has not been enough. This year we are coming together to strengthen our rights and protections to ensure everyone can come home safely at the end of a work shift—and without chronic illnesses from toxic exposures […]

Keeping the Pressure on BlackRock

Since late October 2021, UMWA members have gathered in front of BlackRock headquarters in New York City in an effort to keep the pressure on the largest shareholder in Warrior Met Coal. BlackRock is one of several hedge funds that own shares in Warrior Met Coal, holding 13 percent. The UMWA held rallies in front […]

Mt. San Rafael Hospital Trinidad, Colorado

Local Union 8935   Local Union 8935 was organized in 2000, and with just around 100 members to date, they spoke of how they are feeling more than two decades later. With a new 36,000 square-foot wing of the hospital being completed in January of 2021, composed of new, state-of-the-art emergency equipment, an entirely new […]


As of April 1, 1,100 Alabama coal mine workers and their families have been on strike for over a year—we can’t forget about them. Source: The Real News April 13, 2022 Written by: Kim Kelly It was supposed to be a terrible day. Thousands of United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) members and supporters were […]

Warrior Met Coal Forced This Strike, Now They Need To End It

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 12, 2022 Warrior Met Coal Forced This Strike, Now They Need To End It [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “We are more than a year into the strike at Warrior Met Coal. The company has forced Alabama miners […]

Unions rally for striking Alabama miners

SOURCE: DATE: April 6, 2022 Representatives of labor unions from around the country were expected today at Tannehill State Park for a rally in support of striking coal miners with the United Mine Workers of America. The miners began a strike more than a year ago against Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood. The UMWA […]

Opinion: From Amazon to Warrior Met, unions need government protections

By Sherrod Brown Democrat Sherrod Brown is the senior senator from Ohio.   A year ago, more than a thousand coal miners with the United Mine Workers of America dropped their tools and walked out of the Warrior Met Coal Mine in Brookwood, Ala. Today, their strike continues, making it one of the longest strikes in recent […]

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