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Black lung Surges; A Tragedy – But Not a Surprise

From the early days of the 20th Century, until the passage of the 1969 Coal Act in the wake of…

Country’s Most Notorious Coal Baron Running for U.S. Senate

In the wake of the deaths of 54 coal miners, 29 at the Upper Big Branch mine alone, while running…

Williamson Hospital, Your Friends on "the Hill"

UMWA Local Union 9462 Members, Serving the Community Williamson Memorial Hospital was established in Williamson, West Virginia in 1918 to…

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A Pardon for the “Most Dangerous Woman in America?”

In September 2, 2016, H. John Rogers, an Attorney and UMWA Associate member from New Martinsville, WV, submitted an application to WV Governor Tomlin for the posthumous pardon of Mother Jones. The action, if approved by the Governor, would not expunge her conviction, but would forgive her for the “said crime.” President Roberts sent a […]

Risking Freedom to “Keep the Promise”

UMWA Membership Always Ready to Meet the Challenge The buses began lining 3rd Street in Washington, D.C., early on the morning of September 8th. For anyone on Capitol Hill who doubted the resolve and commitment of UMWA members to the fight to secure their hard-earned pension and health care benefits, that question was answered early […]

We are Going to Washington, D.C. – Together we will win this Struggle

“We have been patient and respectful, but we have also been abundantly clear in our efforts to force both the coal operators and the government to fulfill their Promise of Cradle-to-Grave health care and pensions they made to miners in 1946. We have been successful in forcing the operators to set aside money to pay for […]

Conditions at Fayette County Prison can no longer be tolerated

Requesting responsible action by county officials regarding this matter has received no response The failure of many officials in Fayette County to address the current conditions at the antiquated lock-up, located in the heart of Uniontown, PA, only heightens the potentials for a tragic incident to occur. Based on the UMWA assessment of the situation, […]

Senators Secure Committee Vote on Miners Protection Act

As the shortened summer session of Congress was winding down, supporters of the Miners Protection Act. – S.1714 – in the United States Senate used several legislative procedures to secure a September vote for the bill in the Senate Finance Committee. The bill’s two lead sponsors, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito […]

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