FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 3, 2022
UMWA statement on nominations to Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
[TRIANGLE, VA.] Commenting on the confirmations of Mary Lu Jordan and T.J. Baker to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:
“I congratulate Mary Lu Jordan and T.J. Baker on their confirmations to serve on this critically important commission, and I thank Senate leadership for moving their nominations forward. However, the work to protect miners’ health and safety is not finished.
“There still is not a full complement of Commissioners serving on this board, and deadlocks between Democratic and Republican appointees on cases critical to miners’ safety are likely to become all too common. I urge the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee to act as soon as possible to move the nomination of Moshe Marvit to the full Senate and for his confirmation by that body, before the end of the year. We must make this a fully-functional Commission, and soon.”