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 have eliminated the West Virginia Office of Miners Health, Safety and Training ability to enforce necessary safety laws put into place to protect the lives of miners in our state.
“UMWA miners filled the halls of the Capitol building, letting legislators know how critical it is to keep West Virginia’s mining enforcement laws intact.
“Their voices were heard loud and clear and I could not be prouder of what they accomplished.