District 17

District 17 includes southern West Virginia and southern Ohio, eastern Kentucky and Virginia and North Carolina. Rich in militant labor history, District 17 led the charge for human rights in the workplace and the end of the rural “company town” system. Today, District 17 represents numerous miners, both coal and gravel, as well as health care workers and county employees.

District 17 members’ pensions and health care are on the line with the recent bankruptcies. Click here to find out how you can join with your District 17 brothers and sisters to pressure the government to Keep the Promise to UMWA retirees.

Officers and District Representatives:

Gary Trout – International District 17 Vice President
William Chapman – District 17 Representative
Brian Lacy – District 17 Representative

District Offices

District 17 Contact Information:

1300 Kanawha Blvd., E.

Charleston, WV 25301


304-346-0353 (fax)


Sub-District Offices:

Castlewood, VA - 276-762-5537

Chapmanville, WV - 304-855-2280

Pikeville, KY

Upcoming Events

District 17 Informational/District Conference

Date: April 3, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: Four Points by Sheraton Charleston - 600 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV 25301

President Roberts will be holding an informational conference to discuss the continuous fight to secure the hard-earned pensions coal miners deserve.

If you have any questions please call the District 17 office at 304-363-0341.

Pittston Anniversary/Sub-District 28 Informational Conference

Date: July 27, 2019

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Castlewood Fairgrounds - 237 Donnie Dean Drive, Castlewood, VA

The Castlewood Office will be holding their annual Fish Fry in July this year. We will also be having a celebration for the 30th  anniversary of the Pittston Strike that started on April 5, 1989.