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UMWA Comments on Guilty Plea from Mine Company’s Ex-Safety Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 6, 2023 UMWA Comments on Guilty Plea from Mine Company’s Ex-Safety Director   [TRIANGLE, VA] Commenting…

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Why Miners Need the Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act More Than Ever

SOURCE: DATE: 11/18/2022 The Inflation Reduction Act secured a permanent extension of funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust…

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WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital

On Saturday, September 24, 2022, West Virginia University Hospital opened its new and long-awaited children’s wing, WVU Hospital Children’s. The facility holds 150 beds and provides care to seriously ill and injured children. Additionally, the private rooms will give parents opportunities to stay overnight with their admitted children. WVU Medicine Children’s includes a heart wing […]

NLRB Region Assessed Outrageous Damages Against the UMWA; Later Revised Its Decision

From the day hundreds of UMWA members walked off the job at Warrior Met Coal, Inc., there have been several unprecedented twists and turns in their struggle. The biggest one of all came on July 22, 2022, when Region 10 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an assessment of damages it said the […]

“Our fight was his fight”; West Virginia’s labor community honors Jim Bowen

Source: MetroNews CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jim Bowen was a legend, a friend and a mentor to those who knew him. The former president of the West Virginia AFL-CIO stood up for the state’s working class until he neared his final days. “His whole entire life was not about himself. It was about other people,” United […]

UMWA’s Response to Turkey coal mine explosion, killing 41

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 15, 2022 UMWA’s Response to Turkey coal mine explosion, killing 41 [TRIANGLE, VA] In the aftermath of the terrible explosion that killed 41 miners in Northern Turkey, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The prayers of the entire UMWA membership are […]

Lorin E. Kerr Scholarship Winners

The UMWA has announced the winners of the 2022-2023 Lorin E. Kerr Scholarship. Each of the winners will receive $2,500 this academic year to assist them in meeting their educational goals.   Abbey Ferguson Abbey Ferguson is the daughter of Local Union 2397 member Johnathan Pridemore in District 20. “As any member or child of […]

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