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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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Labor Groups to Host West Virginia Gubernatorial Debate between Major Party Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 29, 2016 Working Families’ Issues to be Focus of Event [CHARLESTON, WV.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and the West Virginia State Building and Construction Trades Council announced today that they have invited gubernatorial candidates Jim Justice and Bill Cole to participate in a debate in Charleston at the […]

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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