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UMWA's President Roberts to speak in Grundy on 30th anniversary of Pittston strike

Source: Dickson Star April 10, 2019 “Solidarity: The 30th Anniversary of the Pittston Coal Strike” will be the topic of…

The Passing of Brother Maynard Daniel

It is with great sadness to relay to you the passing of former District 17 Secretary-Treasurer Maynard Daniel.  His wife…

Workers Describe Fear of Losing Pensions as Lawmakers Tackle Multi-Employer Plan Problems

Source: Workday Minnesota  April 10, 2019 ILLINOIS For 33 years on Chicago’s South Side, Blue Island resident James Morgan helped…

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Mine Workers President Vows Support for Bakery Workers’ Struggle with Nabisco

[Triangle, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts said today that the union fully supports the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) in its boycott of Mexican-made Nabisco products. Nabisco recently announced that it is moving more than 600 American jobs in Chicago to a production […]

UMWA statement on Don Blankenship sentencing

[TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I am gratified that Don Blankenship was found guilty of violating mine safety laws and that he received the maximum sentence available for that crime. However, it is outrageous that the most time in prison he can receive […]

President Roberts Testifying at U.S. Senate Hearing

UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance on March 1, 2016. He spoke about the importance of passing the Miners’ Protection Act, S. 1714. Call your Senators and tell them to protect miners’ pension and retirement health care benefits! Click here to view members of Congress speaking in […]

UMWA Members Lobby Their Members of Congress

On March 16, 2016, more than 40 UMWA members and staff blanketed Capitol Hill to lobby their members of Congress and Senators to support S. 1714, the Miners Protection Act; and H.R. 2403, the Coal Healthcare and Pension Protection Act. Joined by President Roberts and Secretary-Treasurer Kane, the members held 31 meetings in congressional offices, […]

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