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UMWA invites presidential candidates to go underground, meet miners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 9, 2019 [WASHINGTON, DC] Cecil E. Roberts, International President of the United Mine Workers of America,…

Mining Unions Call For a New MSHA Silica Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2019   (Pittsburgh) – Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of America, and…

Bloomberg attacks Appalachian families, communities once again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 10, 2019   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts…

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UMWA urges action to save health care and pensions of retired miners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 18, 2019 UMWA urges action to save health care and pensions of retired miners [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I want to thank U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) […]

UMWA invites presidential candidates to go underground, meet miners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 9, 2019 [WASHINGTON, DC] Cecil E. Roberts, International President of the United Mine Workers of America, yesterday sent letters to all the candidates for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, inviting them to come to a union coal mine and go underground. “Coal miners are very concerned about […]

Mining Unions Call For a New MSHA Silica Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2019   (Pittsburgh) – Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of America, and Leo W. Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers International Union, today called for a new standard to protect miners from silica dust. The request came in a letter to David Zatezalo, the head of the Mine […]

UMWA, BCOA reach agreement on wage reopener

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 13, 2019 [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Bituminous Coal Operators Association (BCOA) that will result in a $1.00 per hour wage increase over the remaining life of the existing agreement and the restoration of a holiday for […]

UMWA wins mine pre-shift inspection decision in U.S. Circuit Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 12, 2019 [WASHINGTON, D.C.] The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit yesterday sided with the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and the United Steelworkers international union (USW) in a suit the two unions brought to vacate a 2018 Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) […]

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