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Drama Group prepares for centennial of Matewan Massacre

Source: Williamson Daily News MATEWAN — The award winning Matewan Drama Group recently met at the UMWA Local 1440 Union Hall in downtown Matewan to discuss plans for the annual Matewan Heritage Day, which will also mark the centennial of the deadly Matewan Massacre. Donna Paterino, who started the drama group in 2000 and has […]

President Roberts Named Co-Chair of the Mother Jones Statue Committee

President Roberts was named an Honorary National Co-Chair of the Mother Jones Statue Committee by the Mother Jones Heritage Project.   Mary Harris “Mother” Jones was once labeled “the most dangerous woman in America” by a U.S. district attorney. She was a fearless organizer for the United Mine Workers and a staunch advocate for workers […]

Lieutenant Governor of Virginia recognizes UMWA members from Southwest Virginia

The Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, Justin Fairfax, recognized UMWA members from Southwest Virginia on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, for their unwavering determination and successful efforts to secure the pensions and health care of our nation’s miners. Pictured below are some of the members from Virginia who walked the halls of Congress demanding the government to […]

UMWA Makes Donation to RS Police Department

Source: SweetWaterNOW ROCK SPRINGS — During the January 21 Rock Springs City Council meeting, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Local 4893 President Les Mauch announced that the union would be donating $5,193 to help the Rock Springs Police Department purchase new load bearing vests. Many police departments are moving away from traditional duty belts […]

A Letter From A UMWA Member

Finally, the passage of the American Miners Act. To the International and District Leadership: You had a plan, you executed that plan and you kept us focused. This would not have happened without you. Thank you. To the UMWA Staff: No one will ever know how many hours you spent organizing rallies, making phone calls, […]

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Coal Mine’s Closure Leaves Hopi, Navajo Homes Without Heat This Winter

Source: KNAU Arizona Public Radio The Kayenta coal mine in northeastern Arizona shut down last year, along with the power plant it supplied. Coal from that mine used to light up Las Vegas and Los Angeles and supply the electricity to pump water to Phoenix and Tucson. Those cities have been able to turn to […]

Coal pensions: Bill provides reassurance to miners

Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette  January 2, 2019 It took more than four years of lobbying and pleas for help, but the nation’s retired and active coal miners finally got what they very much deserve — reassurance that their pensions would remain intact. Included in the federal spending plan signed by President Donald Trump was the […]

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