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United We Stand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 8, 2019 [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “A rogue group of members of the West Virginia House of Delegates has introduced resolutions to remove or censure Del. Mike Caputo for actions taken during a protest against a racist […]

What Happened to West Virginia Values?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 6, 2019 [CHARLESTON, W. VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The despicable, un-American display put up by a Republican Party organization in the State Capitol rotunda is a stark reminder that too many have turned their backs on traditional West […]

Alabama Bankruptcy Court Throws out Mission Coal Contract, Retiree Health Care and Pension Contributions for Retirees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 2, 2019 [BIRMINGHAM, ALA.]  Tamara O. Mitchell, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, Southern Division, yesterday ruled that bankrupt Mission Coal Company could renege on its collective bargaining agreement with the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and end retiree health care and pension contributions. Cecil E. […]

UMWA Comments on Westmoreland Bankruptcy Proceedings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2019 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “As the Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of Westmoreland Coal draw to a close, I want to make sure our active and retired members and their families who are affected by this […]

UMWA walking the picket lines with West Virginia school personnel again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 19, 2019 ​ [CHARLESTON, W.VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:    “It is unbelievable that the West Virginia Senate leadership has once again forced our state’s teachers and school support personnel to the picket lines, but that is what our […]

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