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UMWA applauds Inflation Reduction Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 28, 2022   UMWA applauds Inflation Reduction Act [TRIANGLE, VA.] Commenting on provisions in the Inflation…

UMWA convention delegates unanimously vote to continue full support of Warrior Met strike, beef up financial resources

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 17, 2022   Negotiations continue, weekly rallies to resume June 22   [MCALLA, ALA.] Delegates to…

UMWA Applauds MSHA Initiative to Reduce Miner’s Exposure to Silica Dust

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2022   UMWA Applauds MSHA Initiative to Reduce Miner’s Exposure to Silica Dust [TRIANGLE, VA.] …

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UMWA Statement on Trapped Mexican Miners

[TRIANGLE, VA.] With rescue efforts ongoing to reach ten miners trapped underground by water near Sabinas, Coahuila, Mexico, United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The prayers of the entire UMWA are with the trapped miners and the efforts of the rescuers struggling to reach them. While […]

NLRB demand for UMWA to pay Warrior Met Coal strike costs “outrageous,” threatens American workers’ right to strike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 3, 2022 [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America today made it clear that it will vigorously challenge an outrageous assessment of damages made by the National Labor Relations Board Region 10 regarding the UMWA’s 16-month strike against Warrior Met Coal in Alabama. “This is a slap in the face […]

Time for some truth about the Inflation Adjustment Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 2, 2022 [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I have been around Washington, D.C. for more than 40 years in the service of the UMWA’s members, which means I have heard a lot of whoppers come out of the […]

UMWA applauds Inflation Reduction Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 28, 2022   UMWA applauds Inflation Reduction Act [TRIANGLE, VA.] Commenting on provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that would provide full and permanent funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, and other provisions that will provide much needed help to distressed coalfield communities, United Mine Workers of America […]

The UMWA Honors Woody Williams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 30, 2022 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today, regarding the passing of World War II hero Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams: “Woody Williams was a hero for a lot of us, and not just because he was a Medal of Honor […]

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