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UMWA, Murray Energy reach tentative collective bargaining agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 2, 2020 [Triangle, Va.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) today announced that it has…

UMWA mourns BCTGM President David Durkee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 31, 2020 [TRIANGLE, VA.] ​United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the…

UMWA recognizes Vietnam War Veterans Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 27, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] March 29 was established in 2017 by Congress as National Vietnam…

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UMWA, Murray Energy reach tentative collective bargaining agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 2, 2020 [Triangle, Va.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) today announced that it has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with the bankrupt Murray Energy. If ratified, the anticipated new owners of the company have agreed to recognize the terms and conditions of the tentative agreement. “This […]

UMWA mourns BCTGM President David Durkee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 31, 2020 [TRIANGLE, VA.] ​United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today, mourning the passing of BCTGM International Union President David B. Durkee: “David Durkee was one of my heroes in the labor movement. He fought like a lion on behalf of his members, […]

UMWA recognizes Vietnam War Veterans Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 27, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] March 29 was established in 2017 by Congress as National Vietnam War Veterans Day, a day to remember and honor the more than 2.7 million service men and women who served in Vietnam during that conflict, and especially the 58,148 who were killed.   United Mine […]

UMWA endorses Capito, McKinley for reelection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 26, 2020   [CHARLESTON, W.V.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) National Council of COMPAC, the union’s political action committee, today announced that it has endorsed Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R) for reelection to the United States Senate and Representative David McKinley (R) for re-election in the West Virginia First […]

UMWA requests immediate emergency standard from MSHA to protect miners from COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 26, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts yesterday sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health David Zatezalo, calling for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to issue a “safeguard,” or emergency standard, which would increase […]

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