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UMWA Urges Action to Pass Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   November 22, 2022   UMWA Urges Action to Pass Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act   [TRIANGLE,…

Biden comments about shutting down all coal-fired power “disheartening,” UMWA says

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 5, 2022   Biden comments about shutting down all coal-fired power “disheartening,” UMWA says [WASHINGTON, D.C.]…

UMWA’s Response to Turkey coal mine explosion, killing 41

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 15, 2022 UMWA’s Response to Turkey coal mine explosion, killing 41 [TRIANGLE, VA] In the aftermath…

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Time for some truth about the Inflation Adjustment Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 2, 2022 [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I have been around Washington, D.C. for more than 40 years in the service of the UMWA’s members, which means I have heard a lot of whoppers come out of the […]

UMWA applauds Inflation Reduction Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 28, 2022   UMWA applauds Inflation Reduction Act [TRIANGLE, VA.] Commenting on provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that would provide full and permanent funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, and other provisions that will provide much needed help to distressed coalfield communities, United Mine Workers of America […]

The UMWA Honors Woody Williams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 30, 2022 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today, regarding the passing of World War II hero Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams: “Woody Williams was a hero for a lot of us, and not just because he was a Medal of Honor […]

UMWA convention delegates unanimously vote to continue full support of Warrior Met strike, beef up financial resources

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 17, 2022   Negotiations continue, weekly rallies to resume June 22   [MCALLA, ALA.] Delegates to the United Mine Workers of America’s (UMWA) Constitutional Convention last week unanimously passed a resolution that committed all necessary resources of the UMWA “for the Union to be victorious in its struggle against Warrior Met.” […]

UMWA Applauds MSHA Initiative to Reduce Miner’s Exposure to Silica Dust

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2022   UMWA Applauds MSHA Initiative to Reduce Miner’s Exposure to Silica Dust [TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) members yesterday at the UMWA 56th Consecutive Constitutional Convention strongly approved of the announcement of Chris Williamson, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health about the agency’s […]

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