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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 […]

UMWA asks for correction in NPR/Frontline story regarding resurgence of Black Lung

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2019 [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:             “National Public Radio and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recently ran a generally excellent investigative story on the rise of coal workers pneumoconiosis, or Black Lung, in America’s coalfields. It […]

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