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Scott, Adams Introduce Bill to Protect Future Benefits, Health Care for Miners with Black Lung Disease

WASHINGTON – Today, Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairwoman Alma Adams (NC-12), introduced the Black…

Congress Must Act Now to Pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 21, 2021   Congress Must Act Now to Pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis…

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A Dream Not Yet Fulfilled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 16, 2021   A Dream Not Yet Fulfilled   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Today, the nation comes together to honor a man who believed in fairness and equality for all Americans. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dedicated […]

‘It just ain’t right’: WV retired miners condemn Congress’ failure to restore tax behind black lung benefits

Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail January 15, 2021   ‘It just ain’t right’: WV retired miners condemn Congress’ failure to restore tax behind black lung benefits Jerry Coleman used to hunt. But 37 years in the mines took away the breathing capacity he needed to walk up a hill or drag a deer, leaving him with black […]

UMWA Mourns Loss of Ohio County Prep Plant Construction Worker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 14, 2022 UMWA Mourns Loss of Ohio County Prep Plant Construction Worker   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The hearts and prayers of every UMWA member are with the family of Jeffrey Phillips, who was killed in an […]

A Portrait of a Modern Day Union Man on the Picket Line

Source: MelMagazine January 13, 2021   Union leader Bryan Kelly and more than 1,000 other coal miners in Alabama are picketing hedge-fund ownership over broken promises and cut pay. It’s another chapter in a long history of miners who pioneered the art of the strike — to the benefit of all   To everyone who […]

Status of the UMWA’s 56th Consecutive Constitutional Convention

The UMWA has always believed that the health and safety of the delegates and guests who attend our convention is the number one priority. In the past few months, there has been a rapid rise in recorded numbers of COVID-19 infections. A considerable number of our elected Delegates, who are already suffering from respiratory conditions […]

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