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UMWA members ratify new contract at Cumberland mine, West Virginia prep plants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 15, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that its members working at Contura Energy’s Cumberland Mine in Greene County, Pa., ratified a new five-year collective bargaining agreement, which will become effective immediately. UMWA members at five Contura coal processing plants in southern West Virginia […]

The passing of Chris (Bubba) Leach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:   The entire Leach family was an inspiration to me and the thousands of UMWA members who marched and rallied across America to preserve health care and pensions for retired […]

UMWA endorses Salango, Petsonk in West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 4, 2020 [CHARLESTON, W.V.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) West Virginia Council of the Coal Miners Political Action Committee (COMPAC) yesterday voted to endorse Ben Salango for Governor and Sam Petsonk for Attorney General in the November general election.             “Ben Salango is the clear choice for working families, […]

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