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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 walking the picket lines with West Virginia school personnel again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 19, 2019 ​ [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:    “It is unbelievable that the West Virginia Senate leadership has once again forced our state’s teachers and school support personnel to the picket lines, but that is what our […]

UMWA asks for correction in NPR/Frontline story regarding resurgence of Black Lung

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2019 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:             “National Public Radio and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recently ran a generally excellent investigative story on the rise of coal workers pneumoconiosis, or Black Lung, in America’s coalfields. It […]

West Virginia Legislators attack miners’ health and safety again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 11, 2019 [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “House Bill 2875, introduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates last week, is one of the most outrageous attempts to slash critical protections for miners’ safety and health on the […]

UMWA International Executive Board statement calling for end to shutdown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 24, 2019 “800,000 Americans who provide essential services to the rest of us will miss their second paycheck in a row because Washington politicians are trying to resolve political differences on their backs. Federal workers are standing in line at food banks, negotiating with creditors about their mortgages and keeping the […]

Government shutdown adds to Miners’ risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 28, 2018 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The UMWA today received notice from the United States District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia that our lawsuit against the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regarding its […]

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