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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…

New Murray Energy WARN Act notice a requirement of bankruptcy process, not likely to lead to layoffs

[TRIANGLE, VA.] The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice that will be issued by Murray Energy later today…

UMWA, USW sue MSHA to force action to protect miners from COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 16, 2020   [WASHINGTON, D.C.] The United Mine Workers of America International Union (UMWA) and the…

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UMWA members ratify new contract at Murray Energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 9, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] Members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) working at bankrupt Murray Energy yesterday ratified a new collective bargaining agreement by a 82% -18% vote. The company’s debtors, who will become the owners of the new company that emerges from the Chapter 11 bankruptcy process, […]

UMWA, Murray Energy reach tentative collective bargaining agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 2, 2020 [Triangle, Va.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) today announced that it has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with the bankrupt Murray Energy. If ratified, the anticipated new owners of the company have agreed to recognize the terms and conditions of the tentative agreement. “This […]

UMWA mourns BCTGM President David Durkee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 31, 2020 [TRIANGLE, VA.] ​United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today, mourning the passing of BCTGM International Union President David B. Durkee: “David Durkee was one of my heroes in the labor movement. He fought like a lion on behalf of his members, […]

UMWA recognizes Vietnam War Veterans Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 27, 2020   [TRIANGLE, VA.] March 29 was established in 2017 by Congress as National Vietnam War Veterans Day, a day to remember and honor the more than 2.7 million service men and women who served in Vietnam during that conflict, and especially the 58,148 who were killed.   United Mine […]

UMWA endorses Capito, McKinley for reelection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 26, 2020   [CHARLESTON, W.V.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) National Council of COMPAC, the union’s political action committee, today announced that it has endorsed Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R) for reelection to the United States Senate and Representative David McKinley (R) for re-election in the West Virginia First […]

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