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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. […]

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 […]

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