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:

District Offices

District 17 Contact Information:

1300 Kanawha Blvd., E.

Charleston, WV 25301


304-346-0353 (fax)


Sub-District Offices:

Beckley, WV - 304-252-0611

Castlewood, VA - 276-762-5537

Chapmanville, WV - 304-855-2280

Pikeville, KY - 606-437-7376

Upcoming Events

Meet and Greet with International Secretary-Treasurer Levi Allen

Date: September 14, 2016

Where: 114 Miner's Drive Alt. 58, Castlewood, VA 24224

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Annual Castlewood Fish Fry

Date: September 16, 2017

Where:237 Donnie Dean Dr, Castlewood, VA 24224

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Open to all UMWA Members!

International President Cecil E. Roberts, International Secretary-Treasurer Levi Allen and President of the Virginia AFL-CIO Doris Crouse-Mays will be speaking at this event!