“Friends and neighbors, brothers and sisters, anybody listening to this…. its time for organized labor and workers across this country to stand up and fight back and elect people to office that believe in the right to join a union…. its time to act!” – UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts
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The United Mine Workers of America had a thriving and successful 2022, but it was also filled with a lot of struggle and hard work. We want to thank all of the members of supporters who got on the buses, attended the rallies, and walked the halls of Congress when called upon.
As John L. Lewis once said, we derive our strength from the membership of the United Mine Workers of America.
It is truly an honor to serve you, and we will continue to work to keep your trust and pursue the goals of the UMWA. May God Bless each and every one of you and may he bless the United Mine Workers of America.
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.
Click here to watch.
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.