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More company violence on the Warrior Met picket line

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 9, 2021   More company violence on the Warrior Met picket line   [BROOKWOOD, AL.] The…

UMWA marks beginning of fourth month of Warrior Met coal strike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 1, 2021 UMWA marks beginning of fourth month of Warrior Met coal strike [MCCALLA, AL.] The…

Sanson appointed UMWA International Secretary-Treasurer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 29, 2021   Sanson appointed UMWA International Secretary-Treasurer   [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of…

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UMWA COMPAC announces West Virginia Primary endorsements

[CHARLESTON, W. Va.] The United Mine Workers of America National and State Coal Miner’s Political Action Committee (COMPAC) Councils today announced endorsements in federal and state races for West Virginia’s May 10 primary election. “These candidates have demonstrated they will fight for UMWA members and their families,” UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts said. “Coal […]

Mine Workers President Vows Support for Bakery Workers’ Struggle with Nabisco

[Triangle, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts said today that the union fully supports the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) in its boycott of Mexican-made Nabisco products. Nabisco recently announced that it is moving more than 600 American jobs in Chicago to a production […]

UMWA statement on Don Blankenship sentencing

[TRIANGLE, VA.]  United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I am gratified that Don Blankenship was found guilty of violating mine safety laws and that he received the maximum sentence available for that crime. However, it is outrageous that the most time in prison he can receive […]

Labor Federation Backs Legislation to Honor Obligations to America’s Miners

Bipartisan Fix for Pension and Health Funds Covering 120,000 Workers and Families Will Avoid Costly Bailout by Taxpayer-Backed U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. and Bring Badly Needed Economic Assistance to Hard-Hit Mining Communities SAN DIEGO – The Executive Council of the AFL-CIO, America’s largest labor federation, at its winter meeting gave strong backing today to […]

UMWA supports letting voters decide about attacks on workers, families in West Virginia

[CHARLESTON, W. VA.]  United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The wholesale attack on workers, their families and their communities that is playing out in the State Capitol has gone on long enough. It’s time for the out-of-state puppeteers who are driving this assault on West […]

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