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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 applauds DOL’s Black Lung Benefits rule

[TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The final rule issued this week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is a tremendous step forward in breaking down many of the barriers miners face as they try to get […]

UMWA COMPAC announces West Virginia Primary endorsements

[CHARLESTON, W. Va.] The United Mine Workers of America National and State Coal Miner’s Political Action Committee (COMPAC) Councils today announced endorsements in federal and state races for West Virginia’s May 10 primary election. “These candidates have demonstrated they will fight for UMWA members and their families,” UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts said. “Coal […]

Mine Workers President Vows Support for Bakery Workers’ Struggle with Nabisco

[Triangle, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts said today that the union fully supports the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) in its boycott of Mexican-made Nabisco products. Nabisco recently announced that it is moving more than 600 American jobs in Chicago to a production […]

UMWA statement on Don Blankenship sentencing

[TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I am gratified that Don Blankenship was found guilty of violating mine safety laws and that he received the maximum sentence available for that crime. However, it is outrageous that the most time in prison he can receive […]

Labor Federation Backs Legislation to Honor Obligations to America’s Miners

Bipartisan Fix for Pension and Health Funds Covering 120,000 Workers and Families Will Avoid Costly Bailout by Taxpayer-Backed U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. and Bring Badly Needed Economic Assistance to Hard-Hit Mining Communities SAN DIEGO – The Executive Council of the AFL-CIO, America’s largest labor federation, at its winter meeting gave strong backing today to […]

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