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New Murray Energy WARN Act notice a requirement of bankruptcy process, not likely to lead to layoffs

[TRIANGLE, VA.] The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice that will be issued by Murray Energy later today…

UMWA, USW sue MSHA to force action to protect miners from COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 16, 2020   [WASHINGTON, D.C.] The United Mine Workers of America International Union (UMWA) and the…

DNC council’s climate change plan overlooks energy workers and communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 4, 2020   [WASHINGTON, D.C.] United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued…

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UMWA’s Roberts statement on Workers Memorial Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 28, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today, in commemoration of Workers Memorial Day: “The United Mine Workers have long fought for better health and safety on the job, as we have lost more members than any other […]

UMWA withdraws endorsement of Hutchison for West Virginia Court seat

[CHARLESTON, W.V.] The West Virginia State Council of COMPAC, the United Mine Workers of America’s (UMWA) political arm, yesterday voted unanimously to withdraw the organization’s endorsement of Justice John Hutchison for a seat on the West Virginia Court of Appeals. “Since 1890, the core principles of the UMWA have always been to fight for workers’ […]

UMWA members ratify new contract at Murray Energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 9, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] Members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) working at bankrupt Murray Energy yesterday ratified a new collective bargaining agreement by a 82% -18% vote. The company’s debtors, who will become the owners of the new company that emerges from the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process, […]

UMWA, Murray Energy reach tentative collective bargaining agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 2, 2020 [Triangle, Va.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) today announced that it has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with the bankrupt Murray Energy. If ratified, the anticipated new owners of the company have agreed to recognize the terms and conditions of the tentative agreement. “This […]

UMWA mourns BCTGM President David Durkee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 31, 2020 [TRIANGLE, VA.] ​United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today, mourning the passing of BCTGM International Union President David B. Durkee: “David Durkee was one of my heroes in the labor movement. He fought like a lion on behalf of his members, […]

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