FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 24, 2024
UMWA to Congress: Confirm Moshe Marvit to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
[TRIANGLE, VA.] – The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is once again calling on Congress to swiftly confirm Moshe Marvit’s appointment to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. Marvit was nominated in 2022 but not confirmed by the Senate; his nomination was sent back to the Senate by the White House earlier this month.
“We are deeply concerned about the unwarranted delay in confirming Moshe Marvit to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission,” said UMWA President Cecil E. Roberts.
“I do not understand why any government official would oppose safeguarding the health and safety of miners. After nearly seven years of industry control of this Commission, it is crucial to have a majority on the commission that cares about workers and their safety first, not corporate profits.”
“Moshe Marvit is a respected attorney and advocate, has demonstrated a strong commitment to fairly uphold mine safety laws to protect workers’ rights throughout his career,” Roberts said. “His expertise and dedication make him an ideal candidate for the commission, which requires a balanced representation to effectively address the challenges faced by working miners.”
The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission plays a vital role in protecting the health and safety of miners across the country. It resolves disputes between mine operators and the Mine Safety and Health Administration, ensuring that safety regulations are enforced and workers’ rights are upheld.