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COVID relief legislation “a good first step”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 21, 2020   UMWA able to further protect retiree health care in 2021 omnibus [TRIANGLE, VA.]…

UMWA supports bi-partisan initiative for COVID relief

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 7, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts…

The Presidential election is over. It’s time to move on.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 20, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts…

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The Presidential election is over. It’s time to move on.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 20, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I have watched with growing concern the actions of the Trump campaign and the President himself in their effort to overthrow the will of the American people and claim some […]

UMWA’s Roberts: Sale of Cumberland mine potentially good news

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2020 [TRIANGLE, VA.] Commenting on the announcement that Contura Energy has reached a agreement to sell the Cumberland mine, in Greene County, Pa., to Iron Senergy Holding LLC, United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: ​“This announcement breathes new life into the […]

Remington refusal to pay severance to terminated workers is a “slap in the face”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 24, 2020   [ILION, N.Y.] On Friday, October 23, 2020, Remington Outdoor Company told its employees that it was terminating the employment of 585 workers at its Ilion, N.Y. plant effective October 26, 2020 and was cutting off all their health care and other contractual benefits on October 31.Further, the company […]

Labor-Energy Partnership applauds California CCS study

The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and Energy Futures Initiative came together today to applaud California’s CCS study. UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts said, in regards to the study that, “this report makes abundantly clear the broad role that CCUS technology will play in the future […]

UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts Urges Congress to Pass Legislation that Maintains and Restores Airline Industry Jobs

October 8, 2020   Dear Representative: On behalf of the active and retired members of the United Mine Workers of America, I urge you to pass legislation that restores the Payroll Support Program to maintain and restore airline industry jobs. The UMWA supports the passage of a larger bill that provides the relief all Americans […]

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