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UMWA mourns passing of Evelyn Roberts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 15, 2019 [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] The entire membership of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is…

United We Stand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 8, 2019 [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued…

What Happened to West Virginia Values?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 6, 2019 [CHARLESTON, W. VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts…

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Senate Finance Committee approves Miners Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 [WASHINGTON, D.C.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I am very pleased that the Senate Finance Committee voted today to approve the Miners Protection Act, Senate Bill 1714. It has been a long fight to gain a congressional committee’s […]

Labor Groups to Host West Virginia Gubernatorial Debate between Major Party Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 29, 2016 Working Families’ Issues to be Focus of Event [CHARLESTON, WV.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and the West Virginia State Building and Construction Trades Council announced today that they have invited gubernatorial candidates Jim Justice and Bill Cole to participate in a debate in Charleston at the […]

UMWA files complaint about Fayette Co., Pa. Prison conditions with U.S. Dept. of Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 18, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International Union on Tuesday filed a complaint with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division on behalf of inmates and employees at the Fayette County, Pa. Prison, pointing out unsanitary conditions, routine maintenance deficiencies that put corrections […]

UMWA members ratify new agreement at Murray Energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 12, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] Members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) today voted to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement at six Murray Energy mines in northern West Virginia and Ohio as well as support facilities and idled operations, with 60.3 percent voting in favor of the contract. “This […]

UMWA to hold contract explanation meetings next week, ratification vote to be Aug. 12

[TRIANGLE, VA.] UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts will lead contract explanation meetings next week at several locations in West Virginia and Ohio to explain a new tentative agreement with the Bituminous Coal Operators Association (BCOA) to the UMWA membership and their spouses. The schedule and locations of the meetings is as follows: Tuesday, Aug. […]

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