FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 10, 2021
UMWA President Roberts Thanks Supporters for Donating to the Warrior Met Strike Fund
[TRIANGLE, VA] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and UMWA District 20 are humbled by the level of support received from not only Local Unions within the UMWA but other international, national and local unions throughout the labor movement, as well as individuals who have contributed to the UMWA 2021 Strike Aid Fund.
“I especially would like to thank the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) for their donation of $100,000,” said UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts.
“The miners on strike at Warrior Met Coal have been faced with tremendous challenges from an employer that does not care about them, their families or their communities for the last five years. That is why they voted overwhelmingly to go on strike and demand a fair and just contract.
“And while the UMWA is one of the few unions that provides weekly strike benefits to members who participate in strike activities, these benefits cannot fully replace lost income and every little bit counts, Roberts said.”
Roberts also thanked the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for donating $50,000 to Strike Aid Fund, the AFL-CIO for their donation of $25,000 and the United Steelworkers, the Seafarers International Union, the National Association of Letter Carriers, the International Boilermakers Union and Association of Flight Attendants-CWA for their donations of $10,000 each.
These donations will help to ensure the strikers and their families have the ability to last “ONE DAY LONGER” and ultimately win a fair and equitable contract.
Checks can be made out to:
UMWA 2021 Strike Aid Fund
P.O. Box 513
Dumfries, VA 22026