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Picketing Alabama Miners Stopped by Rare Non-Federal Court Order

Source: Date: November 26, 2021 Author: Ian Kullgren   “As an Alabama coal miners’ strike neared the eight-month mark, a Tuscaloosa County judge took an unusual step: prohibiting union workers from picketing outside properties owned by their employer. The order was a rare incursion by a local court into a private-sector strike—an activity protected […]

UMWA mourns 51 killed in Russian mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 26, 2021   UMWA mourns 51 killed in Russian mine [TRIANGLE, VA.] In the aftermath of the terrible explosion that killed 51 miners and rescuers in Siberia, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: ​“The hearts and prayers of the entire UMWA […]

Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders: Equity firms ‘made off like bandits’ while striking Alabama coal miners struggle

Source: Date: November 23, 2021 Author: William Thornton   “Three U.S. senators are asking for answers from two private equity firms that they say helped create the conditions that led to the ongoing Warrior Met Coal strike in Alabama. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) sent a letter to […]

Protesters rally in Newport Beach to show solidarity with striking mine workers

Source: LAtimes Date: November 18, 2021 Author: Andrew Turner “About two dozen people demonstrated outside the BlackRock corporate office building in Newport Beach Thursday morning to support mine workers who have gone on strike in Alabama. In April, about 1,100 employees of Warrior Met Coal walked off the job to fight for issues such as […]

Preservation work at the Ludlow Massacre site revealed hidden symbols. They’ll never be seen again.

Source: Date: November 18, 2021 Author: Shanna Lewis “The Ludlow Massacre more than a century ago was one of the most violent events in U.S. labor history and a wake-up call for the nation about brutal and often deadly coal mine work. Recent preservation efforts at the site about an hour south of Pueblo […]

Impact still felt 53 years after Farmington No. 9 mine explosion

Source: Times West Virginian  November 14, 2021 MANNINGTON — West Virginians are especially watchful of coal miners and their families. Marion County residents are protective of the history of one tragic event that happened right here in our backyard. On Nov. 20, 1968, the Farmington No. 9 mine exploded, killing 78 of the miners trapped […]

Kim Kelly: Coal Miners SHAME Greedy Private Equity Ghouls | Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar

Source: Breaking Points November 13, 2021   Krystal and Saagar are joined by labor reporter Kim Kelly for updates on the months-long strike by the coal miners at Warrior Met in Alabama. To become a Breaking Points Premium Member and watch/listen to the show uncut and 1 hour early visit: To listen to Breaking […]

UMWA applauds nomination of Chris Williamson to MSHA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 12, 2021   UMWA applauds nomination of Chris Williamson to MSHA [TRIANGLE, VA.] Commenting on the nomination of Chris Williamson to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Chris Williamson is the […]

53rd Annual Farmington Memorial – Virtual Event

Unfortunately, to ensure the safety of our membership and their families, UMWA District 31 made the decision to hold this year’s 53rd Annual Farmington Memorial Service virtually. It is the UMWA’s promise to always hold a memorial service to honor the 78 men who lost their lives in 1968 at the Farmington #9 mine. We […]

UMWA 2021 Veterans Day Video from President Roberts

UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts would like to wish all veterans a happy Veteran’s Day and to say “Welcome Home”.

Alabama Miners Are Still on Strike After 8 Months

Source: Author: Nora De La Cour November 8, 2021 “Last week, more than 500 coal mine workers picketed in New York City, joined by a diverse army of other labor movement members and supporters. The mine workers, who extract coal for steel production, are now in the eighth month of their strike against Warrior […]

Alabama coal miners protest BlackRock in NYC

Source: USA Today November 4, 2021     Striking miners from Alabama protested outside BlackRock headquarters in New York on Thursday, demanding higher wages and better working conditions. (Nov. 4)

Miners Against BlackRock

UMWA miners and hundreds of supporters marched to the BlackRock Headquarters on November 4, 2021, to show that our fight against Warrior Met doesn’t just exist in Alabama. BlackRock is Warrior Mets biggest investor and no matter what any judge says, the UMWA will not stop protesting, will not stop rallying, will not stop picketing […]

Striking Alabama mine workers bring protest to New York City

Source: CNN Business November 4, 2021   Striking Alabama mine workers bring protest to New York City New York (CNN Business) Mineworkers have been on the picket line outside of two mines owned by Warrior Met Coal in rural Alabama for the last seven months, waging one of the longest US strikes this century. On […]

Striking Alabama coal miners protesting again in New York

Source: November 4, 2021   Striking Alabama coal miners protesting again in New York   The president of the United Mine Workers of America was arrested in New York City this morning at a protest in its ongoing strike against Warrior Met Coal in Alabama. Members picketed the Manhattan offices of BlackRock at 59th […]

Union Plus: Cash Back Shopping

Source: Union Plus Did you know you can get paid to shop? It’s true. Sign up for BeFrugal and earn cash back whenever you make a purchase!   How does BeFrugal Work? Earning cash back is super easy when you shop with BeFrugal. 1. Start browsing on BeFrugal to find your favorite stores — there […]

Warrior Met Coal strike has cost company $6.9 million

Source: AL.COM November 3, 2021     Warrior Met Coal reported its best quarter since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic today, even as the company continues to deal with a miner’s strike, now in its eighth month. The company reported a net income of $38.4 million for the third quarter. That’s a far cry […]

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