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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 Passing of Brother Knisell

September 28, 2020   The entire UMWA family mourns the passing of not only a leader and dedicated member of the union, but a friend, a confidant, a veteran,  father and husband. Brother Larry Knisell passed away Monday, September 28, 2020. Brother Knisell was a former District Representative and a member of Local Union 1570 […]

UMWA issues Remington bankruptcy update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 28, 2020   UMWA issues Remington bankruptcy update [TRIANGLE, VA.] As the Remington Arms bankruptcy sale process heads to completion in Alabama, the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Publicly available documents filed over the weekend with the Bankruptcy Court indicate […]

UMWA’s Roberts urges Bankruptcy Court to keep Remington jobs in Ilion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 21, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] As the bankruptcy process at Remington Arms nears its completion, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International Union President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:   “Remington Arms has employed thousands of American workers and created economic prosperity in central New York for almost […]

American Consolidated Natural Resources, Inc. emerges from Murray Energy bankruptcy, all UMWA members rehired

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: ​“After nearly a year, the Murray Energy bankruptcy proceedings are finally over with the closing of the transaction shifting all the company’s assets to American Consolidated Natural Resources, Inc. (ACNR). As […]

Union Veterans Council Condemns VA Secretary for Putting Politics Ahead of Vets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2020   Contact:      Will Attig wattig@unionveterans.org (202) 251-6773   Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, military news outlet Task and Purpose reported that Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie dismissed confirmed delays in VA prescription medication delivery due to Trump administration changes to the Postal Service. In response to those comments, President of the Mine Workers of […]

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