The United Mine Workers of America held a press conference via a Zoom meeting Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. CST to discuss the one-year anniversary of the UMWA strike at Warrior Met Coal.
“The fact that we are still on strike after a year speaks volumes about this company and what they think about their workers,” UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts said.
“The company has likely missed out on close to a billion dollars in lost coal sales this past year and it continues to bleed money paying high-priced lawyers instead of paying the employees who gave them over $1.1 billion to come out of bankruptcy. Instead of offering a fair and decent contract for this skilled, professional workforce, Warrior Met is recruiting strikebreakers from across the country to come take Alabama workers’ jobs. It’s time to stop holding these workers, their families, and their communities hostage. Let’s get a contract done here.”
February 16, 2022
International President Roberts discusses the current status of the Warrior Met Strike and next steps.
President Roberts will be speaking at a Senate Budget Hearing on “Warrior Met and Wall Street Greed: What Corporate Raiders are Doing to Workers and Consumers” on February 17, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. EST.
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December 6, 2021, marks the 59th anniversary of the tragic disaster that claimed the lives of 37 miners. Unfortunately this year, the memorial service was held virtually due the to COVID-19 pandemic. However, the importance of this event will never be forgotten. #NeverForget
THANK YOU Tom Morello and Grandson for showing your support for the #UMWA miners on strike Warrior Met Coal on the Jimmy Fallon show!! This is incredible!
Source: Breaking Points
November 13, 2021
Krystal and Saagar are joined by labor reporter Kim Kelly for updates on the months-long strike by the coal miners at Warrior Met in Alabama.
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Unfortunately, to ensure the safety of our membership and their families, UMWA District 31 made the decision to hold this year’s 53rd Annual Farmington Memorial Service virtually.
It is the UMWA’s promise to always hold a memorial service to honor the 78 men who lost their lives in 1968 at the Farmington #9 mine.
We hope that next year we can hold this service in person.
UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts would like to wish all veterans a happy Veteran’s Day and to say “Welcome Home”.
UMWA miners and hundreds of supporters marched to the BlackRock Headquarters on November 4, 2021, to show that our fight against Warrior Met doesn’t just exist in Alabama.
BlackRock is Warrior Mets biggest investor and no matter what any judge says, the UMWA will not stop protesting, will not stop rallying, will not stop picketing until justice is served.
Thank you to everyone who came out to this week’s UMWA Solidarity Rally. We loved seeing all of the Halloween costumes and being able to stand together in #Solidarity against Warrior Met Coal! #OneDayLonger
REMINDER: Next week’s rally (October 20, 2021) is being held at the Brookwood Ballpark at 6:00 P.M. Call the District 20 office if you have any questions!
2021 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain, one of the most significant labor actions in American history.
We—museums, descendants of the RedNeck Army, labor activists, musicians, teachers, history buffs, and more—gathered in early September to host and attend a slate of events across Central Appalachia, and online. Collectively, these programs brought this proud, working-class history to new audiences in new ways.
And now, we’re excited to bring it to YOU with a short film that recaps just a few of the #Blair100 Centennial events.
The WV Mine Wars Museum led a 3-year planning process for the #Blair100 Centennial Commemoration. If these stories resonate with you, help us keep telling them!
Become a sustaining member of the WV Mine Wars Museum: www.wvminewars.org/support