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Conor Lamb supports coal miners, coal miners support Conor Lamb

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 26, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts…

UMWA stands with Navajo people as they fight COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 19, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts…

MANCHIN, DURBIN, KAINE, BROWN, CASEY, CAPITO, WARNER INTRODUCE BILL TO PROTECT MINERS FROM COVID-19 EXPOSURE

  Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey…

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“American Miners Pension Act”

For Immediate Release                                                        October 3, 2017  “American Miners Pension Act” Introduced in Congress Today Will Safeguard Pensions for 100,000+ Coal Miners and Their Families WASHINGTON  – A bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives announced today the introduction of the “American Miners Pension (AMP) Act.”  The new legislation would protect the pensions of retired coal […]

House rejects effort to reduce coal mine safety enforcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPT. 14, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The UMWA is very pleased by the vote in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday against an amendment to the Department of Labor appropriations bill that would have cut coal mine […]

Blankenship ads a disgusting attempt to rewrite history

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 11, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Like other West Virginians, I am disgusted by the television ads sponsored by convicted criminal Don Blankenship that have been running in our state the last few weeks. These ads are […]

MSHA appointment troubling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 22, 2017 MSHA appointment troubling [TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The appointment of Mr. Wayne Palmer as Acting Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health is a matter of great concern to us. At a time when fatalities […]

UMWA mourns miner killed at Reading Anthracite

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2017 UMWA mourns miner killed at Reading Anthracite [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The hearts and prayers are with the family of Brother Andrew Oxenrider, 28, a member of UMWA Local Union 1686, who was killed on […]

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