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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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UMWA members ratify new contracts with Contura, Alpha Natural Resources

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 14, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] Members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) ratified new collective bargaining agreements with Contura Energy, the company that is emerging from the Alpha Natural Resources Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings with operations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia; and with Alpha itself at several operations in […]

UMWA donates $20,000 to West Virginia flood relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 1, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that it is donating $20,000 to help the victims of last week’s devastating floods in West Virginia. The union is sending $15,000 to the American Red Cross West Virginia Region for direct assistance to families, and another $5,000 […]

UMWA applauds pending Senate action to move Miners Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 30, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I am very encouraged by the bi-partisan agreement yesterday by Senate leadership and members to hold a mark-up vote in the Senate Finance Committee on the Miners Protection Act. We have been […]

UMWA membership rejects proposed agreement with the BCOA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 28, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today regarding the vote by the UMWA membership to not ratify a proposed collective bargaining agreement with the Bituminous Coal Operators Association: “This is a democratic union. The membership has had their […]

UMWA Board told of dire conditions of retiree health care and pension plans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 20, 2016 [TRIANGLE, VA.] The International Executive Board of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), meeting at UMWA headquarters here yesterday, heard reports from Trustees of the UMWA Health and Retirement Funds and the Patriot Voluntary Employee Beneficial Association (VEBA) about the rapidly deteriorating status of the health care and […]

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