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UMWA Comments on Incident at Warrior Met Number 4 Mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 31, 2023   UMWA Comments on Incident at Warrior Met Number 4 Mine [TRIANGLE, VA] Commenting on the incident at Warrior Met Coal Wednesday morning, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “UMWA is deeply saddened by the tragic incident that occurred […]

Associate Membership Spotlight

Carol Smith   Carol Smith has been an associate member since 2018 but has supported the UMWA for far much longer. Her husband, Carl “Sonny” Smith, is a retired coal miner from Local Union 2161 in District 12. Carol has lobbied on Capitol Hill fighting for health care and pensions, made phone calls to politicians, […]

UMWA Mourns Loss of Noble Environmental Worker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 24, 2023   UMWA Mourns Loss of Noble Environmental Worker  [TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: The entire UMWA membership extends their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Brother Collin Rozzi following the tragic accident at Noble […]

Lorin E. Kerr Scholarship Winners!

The UMWA has announced the winners of the 2023-2024 Lorin E. Kerr Scholarship. Each of the winners will receive $2,500 this academic year to assist them in meeting their educational goals.   Tyler Leonard Tyler Leonard is the grandson of Local Union 1810 member Lawrence Leonard, Sr., in District 31. “My parents struggled with fair […]

Coal miners plead with feds for stronger enforcement during emotional hearing on black lung rule

Source: APNews August 10, 2023   BEAVER, W.Va. (AP) — Laboring to breathe, West Virginia coal miner Terry Lilly told federal regulators Thursday he is appreciative the U.S. government is finally considering a proposal to limit the poisonous rock dust causing a severe resurgence of black lung. But Lilly said the rule — a half-century in the […]

Roberts re-elected UMWA President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 2, 2023   Roberts re-elected UMWA President [TRIANGLE, VA.] Cecil E. Roberts has been re-elected by acclamation to his seventh full term as International President of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), the union announced today. His running mate, Brian Sanson, was elected to his first full term as International […]

Local UMWA Chapter Steps Up with Support for United Way of Eastern Utah

Source: ETVNews.com August 2, 2023     In keeping with their goal to support organizations that assist the local population, the United Mine Workers of America District 22 Local 6363 recently presented a $500 check to the United Way of Eastern Utah. Established in 1931, UMWA Local 6363 is one of the oldest locals in […]

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