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UMWA endorses Salango, Petsonk in West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 4, 2020 [CHARLESTON, W.V.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) West Virginia Council of the…

New Murray Energy WARN Act notice a requirement of bankruptcy process, not likely to lead to layoffs

[TRIANGLE, VA.] The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice that will be issued by Murray Energy later today…

UMWA, USW sue MSHA to force action to protect miners from COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 16, 2020   [WASHINGTON, D.C.] The United Mine Workers of America International Union (UMWA) and the…

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UMWA endorses Salango, Petsonk in West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 4, 2020 [CHARLESTON, W.V.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) West Virginia Council of the Coal Miners Political Action Committee (COMPAC) yesterday voted to endorse Ben Salango for Governor and Sam Petsonk for Attorney General in the November general election.             “Ben Salango is the clear choice for working families, […]

UMWA applauds Senator Duckworth’s Marshall Plan for Coal Country

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 23, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) offered strong support for the “Marshall Plan for Coal Country,” to be introduced today in the United States Senate by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.). “This is the first legislation we have seen that takes aim at the tremendous economic […]

COVID-19 Mine Worker Protection Act introduced in House of Representatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 22, 2020 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I commend Representative Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.), Representative David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and the 19 other members of the House who are sponsors and original co-sponsors of the COVID-19 Mine Worker Protection Act, […]

New Murray Energy WARN Act notice a requirement of bankruptcy process, not likely to lead to layoffs

[TRIANGLE, VA.] The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice that will be issued by Murray Energy later today is a requirement of federal law and the bankruptcy process, the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) said today. “At the end of the bankruptcy process, Murray Energy as we know it will cease to […]

UMWA, USW sue MSHA to force action to protect miners from COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 16, 2020   [WASHINGTON, D.C.] The United Mine Workers of America International Union (UMWA) and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (USW) today jointly filed a petition for a writ of mandamus forcing the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) […]

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