Source: More Perfect Union Striking coal miners were arrested for shutting down the Warrior Met Coal mine this week. A group of 300 miners and United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts blocked the mine to stop scabs from getting in and out. Kim Kelly was there to cover it.
UMWA Miners raised the stakes this week by marching onto Warrior Met Coal #7 Mine’s North Portal which led to eleven arrests made!
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Source: AL.com May 26, 2021 Photo by: Haeden Wright Nearly a dozen miners who’ve been striking an Alabama coal company for about two months were arrested during a protest outside a mine in Tuscaloosa County, a union said. The United Mine Workers of America said 11 members were charged with trespassing at a Warrior […]
Source: WVTM13 May 26, 2021 Brookwood, AL – For nearly two months, dozens of Warrior Met Coal Miners have stayed on the picket lines demanding a fair contract. Watch the video above to learn more.
Join us this Wednesday at 6:00 pm at Tannehill State Park as we rally to support these miners and their families. The miners are fighting for you. Will you be there for them?
Source: Rolling Stone May 19, 2021 More than 1,000 coal miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama have been on strike since April 1st. Their venture capital-backed employers seem determined to starve them out, so local supporters have organized a benefit concert to boost the miners’ strike fund and support their ongoing fight […]
On Thursday, March 11, 2021, Fayette County, Pennsylvania and the United Mine Workers of America celebrated a long-awaited victory. UMWA staff, International Executive Board members, International Executive Board Emeritus members, local union officers and policy makers attended the ceremony at the site of where the new Fayette County Prison would be erected. The current Fayette […]
#Solidarity for the miners on strike at Warrior Met! #UnitedWeStand #DividedWeFall
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At the end of 2011, there were nearly 92,000 people working in the American coal industry, the most since 1997. Coal production in the United State topped a billion tons for the 21st consecutive year. Both thermal and metallurgical coal were selling at premium prices and companies were making large profits. Then the bottom fell […]
Just a few pictures from this weeks United We Stand Solidarity Rally for the miners on strike at Warrior Met!
Source: NNY360 May 11, 2021 ILION — The Remington Arms factory in the Herkimer County village of Ilion has reopened, eight months after its previous owner closed the plant and laid off more than 700 workers. Richmond Italia, managing partner for RemArms owner Roundhill Group LLC, said in an email that the company has called […]
Source: Life & Times Coal Culture: How the Industry Formed a Culture and Where Its Future Is Headed Coal has been used for heat since the time of the caveman, and for centuries, its power has fueled the United States. But as we toured the coalfields of America’s northeast, we found that the industry […]
NTD Television came to Triangle, Virginia to interview President Roberts for their 30 minute profile series on Coal Culture. “Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers Association, rebel-rouser, and gifted orator, whose passionate speeches have inspired miners throughout the nation to take action to protect their rights at work.” WATCH the FULL 30-minute […]
Photos from this week’s Rally! Thank you for everyone who came out to support the miners on strike at Warrior Met because of unfair labor practices! #MinersSavedWarriorMet #UnitedWeStand
As you are aware, hundreds of our UMWA Brothers and Sisters are currently engaged in an Unfair Labor Practice Strike against Warrior Met Coal in Alabama. We have established a Strike Aid Fund to accept donations that will be used to help our Brothers and Sisters in their time of need. The UMWA International the […]