International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers, and Helpers, AFL-CIO/CLC

Cecil Roberts

UMWA President

Cecil Roberts


CECIL ROBERTS, INTERNATIONAL President of the United Mine Workers of America, is one of the Labor Movement's most stirring and sought-after orators. After military service in Vietnam and attendance at college, Roberts worked at a West Virginia mine and rose through the leadership ranks, assuming the office of the UMWA presidency in 1995, succeeding Richard Trumka. Roberts and the UMWA maintain very close relations with the Boilermakers and share in the struggle to preserve good jobs in the coal industry.

Special Exhibits

The Boilermaker History Preservation Department will have a very special exhibit showcasing many different aspects of our Boilermaker legacy.

The exhibit will open daily one hour before convening the convention and will close one hour after adjournment.