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New Murray Energy WARN Act notice a requirement of bankruptcy process, not likely to lead to layoffs

[TRIANGLE, VA.] The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice that will be issued by Murray Energy later today…

UMWA, USW sue MSHA to force action to protect miners from COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 16, 2020   [WASHINGTON, D.C.] The United Mine Workers of America International Union (UMWA) and the…

DNC council’s climate change plan overlooks energy workers and communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 4, 2020   [WASHINGTON, D.C.] United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued…

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Levi Allen sworn in as UMWA International Secretary-Treasurer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 5, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA.]  Levi D. Allen was sworn in today as the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International Secretary-Treasurer, replacing Robert J. Scaramozzino. Allen was sworn in by UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts in a ceremony in the Union’s Boardroom. “This is the highest honor I could ever […]

Public Meeting in Morgantown, West Va. on June 29, 2017

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invites coal mine workers, mine operators, and others to provide their comments on using continuous personal dust monitors (CPDMs) in underground mines. Persons can provide input at an information-gathering meeting on Thursday, June 29 in Morgantown, W. Va. The ongoing study is assessing the effectiveness of monitoring […]

UMWA mourns loss of miner in Alabama, steps up safety outreach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The entire UMWA family is mourning the loss of our brother miner, Marius Shepherd, 33, a member of UMWA Local Union 2133, who was killed at the Seneca Coal Resources Oak […]

UMWA mourns loss of miner in Boone County, W. Va. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 15, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The entire UMWA family mourns the loss of our Brother, Rodney Osborne, who was killed at the Gateway Eagle mine in Boone County, W. Va., yesterday. Our hearts and prayers are […]

UMWA mourns loss of miner at Pinnacle mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 19, 2017 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil Roberts issued the following statement today: “The hearts and prayers of the entire UMWA family are with the family of our brother Luches Rosser, 44, a member of UMWA Local Union 1713, who was killed last night at […]

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