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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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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 […]

The Promise of 1946

John L. Lewis and Secretary of the Interior Julius Krug sign the historic Krug-Lewis Agreement in the White House that ended the 1946 UMWA strike and created the UMWA Health and Welfare Funds. President Harry S. Truman (seated to the left of Krug) ensured the U.S. Government was the guarantor of the Agreement. To the […]

L.U. 105 Members caring for others

Tammy Ramsey and Diedra Mays are two of more than 70 members of UMWA Local Union 105 in District 17 who work at Parkview Nursing Home. The 120-bed facility located in Pikeville, KY provides area patients with both short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care, including end-of-life services. The Union has been the bargaining agent at […]

UMWA Correction Officers attend Training

Members of seven UMWA correction officers local unions participated in classroom and range training on May 26, in Ridgeway, Pa. The morning session began with opening remarks by President Roberts and Secretary-Treasurer Kane. “Many times we miss the significant roles that Corrections and Police Officers play in our daily lives,” stated President Roberts. “They are […]

Miners Protection Act Stuck in Finance Committee

 Allies Push for a Vote The Miners’ Protection Act (S. 1714), the bill to preserve UMWA retirees’ pensions and health care, has been stuck in the Senate Finance Committee since President Roberts’ March 1, 2016 testimony in favor of the bill. This despite repeated expressions of support from Democrats and Republicans on the committee. Committee […]

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