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Union Plus: Found your fit? Tell your fellow union members

Source: Union Plus June 29, 2021     Let your fellow union members know that you’ve found a great fit with MetLife Auto & Home®. When you refer another union member and he/she gets an auto insurance quote, we’ll mail you a $20 gas card to say thanks.* Spread the word. Tell your fellow union […]

Striking Alabama Miners Call Out NYC Hedge Funds for Bringing in Scabs

Source: LaborPress.org June 23, 2021   NEW YORK, N.Y.—You take a six-dollar pay cut and what do you get? Five years older and no respect for the sacrifices you made to get your employer out of bankruptcy, say the striking Alabama coal miners who protested outside the Manhattan offices of three hedge funds on June […]

Sanson appointed UMWA International Secretary-Treasurer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 29, 2021   Sanson appointed UMWA International Secretary-Treasurer   [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that Brian Sanson has been appointed by President Cecil E. Roberts as the union’s International Secretary-Treasurer, filling the unexpired term of Levi Allen, who resigned earlier this month.   Sanson, 47, […]

UMWA announces resignation of Levi Allen as Secretary-Treasurer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 25, 2021   UMWA announces resignation of Levi Allen as Secretary-Treasurer [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that Levi Allen, the union’s Secretary-Treasurer since June, 2017, has resigned. “The Secretary-Treasurer’s position requires full-time, undivided, moment-to-moment devotion,” Allen said. “My family and my personal life require more of […]

June 23, 2021 Warrior Met Solidarity Rally

10th Warrior Met Solidarity Rally! Come out next week June 30th and support the miners on strike at Warrior Met Coal. . #UnitedWeStand #Solidarity

Striking Alabama coal miners take protest to Wall Street

Source: AL.com June 22, 2021 About 14 striking Alabama mine workers have taken their case to Wall Street this morning. Chanting “no contract, no coal,” the miners today launched the latest step in a strike that began April 1 for a new contract with Warrior Met Coal. United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts […]

UMWA Applauds Bi-Partisan Legislation Establishing Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 18, 2021 UMWA Applauds Bi-Partisan Legislation Establishing Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday   [TRIANGLE, VA.] As the nation celebrates the first official Juneteenth National Independence Day, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:   “I was very pleased to see Congress come […]

UMWA Members Stand Up In Solidarity

UMWA Members came together June 15 and 16th and stood up in solidarity against Warrior Met Coal. #UnitedWeStand

Union Plus: Union Made Backyard BBQ

Source: Union Plus June 16, 2021 Fire up the grill for summer! We’ve got a line up of the best union-made/packaged hot dogs, beef, beer, grilling tools AND RECIPES to make your next BBQ the best ever! No backyard? No problem! Set up the grill on your patio, balcony, courtyard or driveway. Happy grilling! Union-Made […]

Black Lung Benefits

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), introduced a bill aimed towards helping the families of miners who have passed of black lung disease. The Relief for Survivors of Miners Act would help lift the burden off families who currently must provide proof that black lung was the substantial, contributing cause of death in order to access benefits. […]

Alabama’s Coal Miners Are Striking for Their Lives

Source: The Nation June 11, 2021 Alabama is a beautiful place filled with contradictions and complexities, but there are a few things that my time there has taught me that this state holds sacred. God, football, and barbecue top the list, of course (Roll Tide!), but for a group of coal miners in Tuscaloosa County, […]

June 9, 2021 United We Stand Rally

Thank you to everyone who came out in the storm to support the Brothers and Sisters on strike at Warrior Met Coal! United we stand, divided we fall. A hurt to one is a hurt to all! #UnitedWeStand #MinersSavedWarriorMet

UMWA President Roberts Thanks Supporters for Donating to the Warrior Met Strike Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 10, 2021   UMWA President Roberts Thanks Supporters for Donating to the Warrior Met Strike Fund   [TRIANGLE, VA] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and UMWA District 20 are humbled by the level of support received from not only Local Unions within the UMWA but other international, national and […]

Krystal Ball Breaking Points – Warrior Met Strike

Source: Breaking Point June 8, 2021   Krystal Ball discusses one of her “Breaking Points”, discussing the struggles miners are facing on strike at Warrior Met Coal in Alabama. “They have been met with every strike breaking tactic, in the book to hired thugs to drones surveillance to scab labor…”

Video shows trucks hitting workers picketing outside Warrior Met Coal

Source: WBRC Fox 6 News June 8, 2021 BROOKWOOD, Ala. (WBRC) -Things are apparently getting heated at the on-going strike at the Warrior Met Coal plant. Union officials say some workers are turning to violence. The United Mine Workers of America tells WBRC, some of its members have been hit by cars three times in […]

Company-inspired violence on Warrior Met picket lines increasing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 7, 2021   [BROOKWOOD, ALA.] Three separate incidents of vehicular assault by persons working for Warrior Met Coal, Inc. have occurred on legal picket lines set up by members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) in the last three days, raising questions as to whether the company has determined […]

UMWA reiterates support of the “For the People” Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 7, 2021   [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America today reiterated its support for Senate Bill (SB) 1, the “For the People Act,” and renewed its call for its passage in the United States Senate.   “State Legislatures all over the country are revising election laws to restrict access […]

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visits a UMWA coal mine, sees production first hand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2021 [TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I commend Energy Secretary Granholm for coming to West Virginia and going underground at the Harrison County Mine with Senator Joe Manchin to see for herself the hard, dangerous work our […]

Welcome New Members of Local Union 1503

On January 14, 2021, workers at Glancy Surface Mine located in Boone County, West Virginia were successful in reaching an agreement after a four-year battle for union representation. The miners are now members of UMWA Local Union 1503. On August 3, 2017, Glancy Surface Mine voted for union representation to improve the jobs and lives […]

Alabama miners’ strike: ‘We are Union!’

Source: Workers World June 2, 2021 Centreville, Ala. May 31 — In Brookwood, Ala., the 1,100 miners of United Mine Workers (UMWA) Local 2245 are entering the ninth week of a strike begun April 1 against Warrior Met Coal. The company has refused to meet the miners’ just demands, and the bosses brought in nonunion […]

June 2, 2021 United We Stand Solidarity Rally

Rain or shine, the fight continues!   #UnitedWeStand #MinersSavedWarriorMet   To support the UMWA miners currently on strike at Warrior Met Coal click here.

Estevan to mark the anniversary of the strike that set off a labour movement

Source: Estevan Mercury June 2, 2021 It will be 90 years this year since three miners – Peter Markunas, Nick Nargan and Julian Gryshko – lost their lives in an effort to improve harsh and often inhumane work conditions for themselves, their fellow workers and, as it turned out, thousands of other mine-industry employees all […]

Striking coalminers in Alabama energize support across the south

Source: The Guardian June 1, 2021 About 1,100 coalminers represented by the United Mine Workers of America in Brookwood, Alabama, have been on strike since the start of April against Warrior Met Coal amid new union contract negotiations. As the strike heads into its third month, workers are fighting for improvements to wages and benefits […]

Mine Wars Forum with Cecil Roberts: Episode 2, Season 2

Tune in on June 1 at 7pm for a virtual and LIVE discussion between United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) President Cecil Roberts and Mine Wars Museum founding board member, Chuck Keeney, for Episode 2 of Mine Wars Forum. Both President Roberts and Chuck Keeney are descendants of legendary labor leaders during the Mine Wars. […]

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