This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Matewan when a shootout occurred in the town of Matewan, West Virginia between the local coal miners and Baldwin–Felts Detective Agency. UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts talks about the events that took place on May 19, 1920 and the impact it made on how […]
The United Mine Workers have long fought for better health and safety on the job, as we have lost more members than any other union to disasters and occupational diseases. Indeed, miners and their families led the way in demanding creation of the first federal occupational safety enforcement agency, the Mine Safety and Health Administration […]
March 29th was recognized as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts encourages everyone to take time to honor the women and men who served their country in the Vietnam War. “As a Vietnam Veteran myself, I know first-hand the pride and honor of serving my Country in that war and […]
On December 20, 2019, Congress “KEPT THE PROMISE” and secured the pensions and health care of the men and women who risked their lives to energize our nation. “When the history of our struggle to preserve miners’ pensions and health care is written, it will be recorded that, against all odds and in spite of […]
UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts thanks the UMWA membership for their hard work and dedication in reaching the finish line of the 10 year battle to preserve the pensions of over 92,000 retired and active miners. This legislation also secured the health care for over 14,000 miners.