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UMWA wins mine pre-shift inspection decision in U.S. Circuit Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 12, 2019 [WASHINGTON, D.C.] The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit yesterday sided with the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and the United Steelworkers international union (USW) in a suit the two unions brought to vacate a 2018 Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) […]

Bloomberg attacks Appalachian families, communities once again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 10, 2019   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has demonstrated his contempt for the working families of Appalachia and other coal-dependent communities once again with his $500 million pledge to destroy […]

West Virginia’s Senate leadership’s union busting is an embarrassment to our state

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 4, 2019 [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today, after the passage of legislation by the West Virginia Senate that includes language that would prohibit strikes by teachers and school support personnel and subject them to being fired if they […]

NAACP sends letter to Ways and Means leadership, calls for passage of miners’ retirement legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2019 [WASHINGTON, D.C.] The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) today sent a March 21, 2019 letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-Tex.) asking them to consider and pass H.R. 934, the Health Benefits for Miners Act […]

UMWA seeks wage increase in reopening collective bargaining agreement with BCOA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 20, 2019   UMWA seeks wage increase in reopening collective bargaining agreement with BCOA   [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that it had provided notice to the Bituminous Coal Operators Association (BCOA) and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service that the union is reopening the […]

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