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The Passing of Brother Knisell

September 28, 2020   The entire UMWA family mourns the passing of not only a leader and dedicated member of the union, but a friend, a confidant, a veteran,  father and husband. Brother Larry Knisell passed away Monday, September 28, 2020. Brother Knisell was a former District Representative and a member of Local Union 1570 […]

UMWA issues Remington bankruptcy update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 28, 2020   UMWA issues Remington bankruptcy update [TRIANGLE, VA.] As the Remington Arms bankruptcy sale process heads to completion in Alabama, the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Publicly available documents filed over the weekend with the Bankruptcy Court indicate […]

Pass the Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act!

UNION JOBS ARE AT RISK!   Call your US Senators at 888-848-4824 and tell them to pass Senate Bill 4634. Call your US Representative at 888-907-9365 and tell them to pass House Bill 8345.   “Hello, I am a constituent calling to tell my (Senator/Representative) that aviation workers need a relief package before October 1 […]

Union Plus Mortgage Program

Source: Union Plus   Looking to Buy a Home?   Are you looking to purchase a home or refinance an existing mortgage? Union Plus offers homebuying benefits you can’t get anywhere else.   Finance your home with confidence   Competitive rates  Get great rates on a wide range of mortgage options.   Mortgage assistance Hardship […]

2020-2021 Lorin E. Kerr Scholarship Winners!

The UMWA has announced the winners of the 2020- 2021 Lorin E. Kerr Scholarship. Each of the winners will receive $2,500 this academic year to assist them in meeting their educational goals.   Hannah Johnson   “The work ethic my grandfather developed throughout his life and his many years of labor in the coal mines […]

UMWA Local Union 0911 – Working Together to Save Lives

    Galla County Emergency Medical Services   The Members of UMWA Local Union 0911 are employed by Gallia County Emergency Services in Gallipolis, Ohio. Gallia County is located in southwestern Ohio along the banks of the Ohio River. Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Station 9 is located just off of State Route 160 almost due […]

UMWA’s Roberts urges Bankruptcy Court to keep Remington jobs in Ilion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 21, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] As the bankruptcy process at Remington Arms nears its completion, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International Union President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:   “Remington Arms has employed thousands of American workers and created economic prosperity in central New York for almost […]

American Consolidated Natural Resources, Inc. emerges from Murray Energy bankruptcy, all UMWA members rehired

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: ​“After nearly a year, the Murray Energy bankruptcy proceedings are finally over with the closing of the transaction shifting all the company’s assets to American Consolidated Natural Resources, Inc. (ACNR). As […]

82nd Annual West Virginia Labor Day Celebration

This year marks the 82nd consecutive year the UMWA has celebrated Labor Day in Southern West Virginia. Though the current global pandemic has stopped us from rallying together in person, it will not stop us from recognizing those in the labor movement who have worked on behalf of our families and communities.

UMWA Labor Day 2020

Even though this has been a difficult year for working families, we want to recognize the strides labor has made through out the years and wish all of our UMWA members a Happy Labor Day!

Mine Wars Museum reopens in new building with more exhibits, room for growth

Source: WV Gazette-Mail September 5, 2020 MATEWAN — A move to a new location and the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic have made reopening the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum a struggle, but nothing worth having comes easy in this strife-steeped coal town. On Friday, the museum reopened in its new home, the Matewan National […]

Union Plus – Retiree Health Insurance

Source: Union Plus   Medicare Health Insurance for Union Members and Retirees   Many union members and retirees with original Medicare (Part A and Part B) coverage are looking for additional insurance to help limit out-of-pocket costs. The resources offered by eHealth can help you navigate your Medicare Plan options and choose the right Medicare […]

Union Veterans Council Condemns VA Secretary for Putting Politics Ahead of Vets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2020   Contact:      Will Attig (202) 251-6773   Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, military news outlet Task and Purpose reported that Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie dismissed confirmed delays in VA prescription medication delivery due to Trump administration changes to the Postal Service. In response to those comments, President of the Mine Workers of […]

United Mine Workers of America’s Objection to Debtors’ Proposed Sale

We continue to fight in the bankruptcy court for the jobs of our members at Local Union 717 at Remington Arms. The UMWA today filed an objection to Remington’s plan to sell its assets through the bankruptcy process without first negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement. “By their own actions, the Debtors have already prevented […]

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