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UMWA Urges Action to Pass Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   November 22, 2022   UMWA Urges Action to Pass Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act   [TRIANGLE,…

Biden comments about shutting down all coal-fired power “disheartening,” UMWA says

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 5, 2022   Biden comments about shutting down all coal-fired power “disheartening,” UMWA says [WASHINGTON, D.C.]…

UMWA’s Response to Turkey coal mine explosion, killing 41

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 15, 2022 UMWA’s Response to Turkey coal mine explosion, killing 41 [TRIANGLE, VA] In the aftermath…

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Striking Warrior Met Workers Have Support of Entire Labor Movement

For Immediate Release: March 16, 2022 Contact: Carolyn Bobb, cbobb@aflcio.org  or 202-637-5018   Striking Warrior Met Workers Have Support of Entire Labor Movement    Statement from the AFL-CIO Executive Council on the Mine Workers (UMWA) strike against Warrior Met Coal in Alabama: As we approach the one-year strike anniversary, the brave and dedicated workers at […]

Legislation to Protect Worker Health Care During Strikes a Necessity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 7, 2022   Legislation to Protect Worker Health Care During Strikes a Necessity [TRIANGLE, VA] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “I applaud Sens. Sharred Brown (D-OH) and Bob Casey (D-PA) and all co-sponsors for introducing the Striking Workers Healthcare Protection […]

UMWA Supports Bipartisan Bill to Ban Russian Energy Imports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 4, 2022   UMWA Supports Bipartisan Bill to Ban Russian Energy Imports   [TRIANGLE, VA] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) today announced their support of legislation introduced by Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Ak.) to ban fossil fuel energy imports into the United States from Russia. The […]

UMWA Keeps West Virginia Miners Safe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 3, 2022   UMWA Keeps West Virginia Miners Safe [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “Yesterday was a big win for West Virginia miners as HB 4840 did not make it through the House of Delegates. “The bill would […]

UMWA opposes West Virginia legislation reducing health and safety in coal mines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 1, 2022   UMWA opposes West Virginia legislation reducing health and safety in coal mines   [TRIANGLE, VA.] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today: “The idea that anyone in the state of West Virginia believes we need less enforcement in the […]

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