WASHINGTON, D.C. — United Mine Workers Union President Cecil Roberts and International Secretary-Treasurer Daniel Kane have been reelected to new five-year terms. Both were reelected by acclamation.
“I am extremely honored to be given this responsibility for another five years,” Roberts said in a prepared statement. “To have the trust of the membership of this union and for them to continue to have such confidence in our leadership is humbling.”
Roberts was first elected UMWA president in 1995.
The union also chose other international union officers and Auditor/Tellers including the first woman to serve in a UMWA office in the union’s 124-year history. Tanya James is from West Virginia and will serve as Auditor/Teller for the eastern U.S.