UMWA Canada

The United Mine Workers of America has represented Canadian coal miners for over 100 years.

Today the United Mine Workers of America represents active and retired miners in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Nova Scotia.

On June 11, a day of remembrance is held in Novia Scotia to honor William Davis, a coal miner who was killed during a long strike by the province’s coal miners against the British Empire Steel Corporation. The day is also a way to recognize all miners who were killed in the province’s coal mines.

Boundary Dam, a power plant located in Estevan, Saskatchewan, began capturing and storing carbon in the fall of 2014 and was the first power station in the world to install CCS technology on a commercial scale. UMWA members mine the coal that feeds this plant and provides a great example of what needs to be done to preserve long term coal jobs in North America.

Officers and District Representatives:

Jody Dukart – International Auditor/Teller

Canada Office

Sub-District 26

P.O. Box 129

Glace Bay, N.S.

Canada B1H 2E1

902-849-8692

902-849-0652 (fax)

Jody Dukart

306-421-6071 (cell)

Email

Upcoming Events

William Davis Miners' Memorial Day

Date: June 11, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Miners Museum on Birkley Street in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.

William Davis Miners' Memorial Day also known as Miners' Memorial Day is an annual day of remembrance observed on June 11 in coal mining communities in Nova Scotia, Canada to recognize all miners killed in the province's coal mines. Davis Day originated in memory of William Davis, a coal miner who was killed during a long strike by the province's coal miners against the British Empire Steel Corporation. This year, the United Mine Workers of America will be celebrating William Davis Miner’ Memorial day at the Miners Museum on Birkley Street in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.

Secretary-Treasurer Levi Allen, International Auditor/Teller Canada Jody Dukart, International Auditor/Teller Emeritus Canada Bobby Burchell, and International District Vice President Chuck Knisell will all be in attendance.

Ecumenical Service is at 10:00 AM Placing of wreaths and service outside the museum is at 11:00 AM. There will also be a luncheon and refreshments after the service in the museum theatre from 12 PM until 2 PM.