Laid Off Member Resources

Currently, employment in the coal industry is decreasing due to cheap natural gas, rising government regulations regarding the use of coal and a tight export market for metallurgical coal. UMWA members who are not coal miners are also facing layoffs because the dwindling coal industry is affecting the local and statewide economies where the vast majority of members live. The UMWA has put together some resources that can be used as a starting point for laid off members.


Please contact us  if you need assistance. The UMWA is working every hour of every day to help you and your family.