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Number 9 Mine Explosion Honored 49 Years Later

Source: WDTV.COM FARMINGTON, W.Va. (WDTV) - In 1968, the local communities of Farmington and Mannington were rocked by the mine disaster…

Victims of Farmington mine disaster remembered on 49th anniversary

Source: WV MetroNews FARMINGTON, W.Va. — Hundreds gathered to honor the lives and sacrifices of the 78 miners who perished in…

Unanimous Vote at the 2017 International Special Convention

On November 3, 2017, 371 delegates representing 267 locals unanimously voted to pass three resolutions that give the UMWA the…

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Black Lung Association members inquire about pension solution

Source: The Register-Herald Publishing Date: September 6, 2017 Many thank you’s were extended Wednesday morning from members of the Black Lung Association to Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., for her support of the Miners’ Protection Act, which allowed United Mine Workers to keep their health insurance. But after the pleasantries were exchanged with Capito’s field […]

Union miners look to future with determination at annual picnic

Source: Charleston Gazette-Mail Publishing Date: September 4, 2017 RACINE, W.Va. — Even though their years in the coal mines of Southern West Virginia are well in the past, Jerry Bell and Curtis Akers said Monday they still worry about the future of miners who don’t have the advocacy of a union. Bell, of Logan, and […]

UMWA Labor Day Celebration held at Tannehill State Park

Source: CBS 42 News Publishing Date: September 4, 2017 BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) hosted a Labor Day celebration at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park Monday. “We think we owe it to the people. It’s an opportunity for the kids to play and have some good music and […]

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