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UMWA commends new legislation in Senate to support retired miners and widows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 6, 2019   [WASHINGTON, D.C.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts…

UMWA statement on Murray Energy Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 29, 2019   UMWA statement on Murray Energy Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United…

House Natural Resources Committee advances miners’ pension and retiree health care bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 2019 (WASHINGTON, DC) The House Natural Resources Committee today passed HR 934, the Health Benefits…

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UMWA statement on ruling in Alpha Natural Resources bankruptcy case

[TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Yesterday’s ruling by Judge Kevin R. Huennekens stripping away our collective bargaining agreement with Alpha Natural Resource and wiping away the company’s obligation for retiree benefits came as no surprise. “We are trying to reach an agreement […]

UMWA applauds DOL’s Black Lung Benefits rule

[TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The final rule issued this week by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is a tremendous step forward in breaking down many of the barriers miners face as they try to get […]

UMWA COMPAC announces West Virginia Primary endorsements

[CHARLESTON, W. Va.] The United Mine Workers of America National and State Coal Miner’s Political Action Committee (COMPAC) Councils today announced endorsements in federal and state races for West Virginia’s May 10 primary election. “These candidates have demonstrated they will fight for UMWA members and their families,” UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts said. “Coal […]

Mine Workers President Vows Support for Bakery Workers’ Struggle with Nabisco

[Triangle, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts said today that the union fully supports the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) in its boycott of Mexican-made Nabisco products. Nabisco recently announced that it is moving more than 600 American jobs in Chicago to a production […]

UMWA statement on Don Blankenship sentencing

[TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I am gratified that Don Blankenship was found guilty of violating mine safety laws and that he received the maximum sentence available for that crime. However, it is outrageous that the most time in prison he can receive […]

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