The United Mine Workers of America is a diverse union with a membership that includes coal miners, manufacturing workers, clean coal technicians, health care workers, corrections officers, and public employees throughout the United States and Canada.

The UMWA is achieving significant success in providing workers with a voice on the job and financial security at home.

Because of the union’s long-term emphasis on safety, UMWA members work in the safest environments in their respective industries.

The UMWA continues the fight we began in 1890 for safe workplaces, good wages and benefits, and strong representation for working families throughout North America.


Click on the links below to find out more about each industry the United Mine Workers of America represents:



West Virginia State Employees


Mining Industry


Public Employees




Health Care Workers


Navajo Nation




United Mine Workers of America History

Throughout the history of American labor, the United Mine Workers of America has occupied a position of unquestioned leadership. The UMWA led the struggle to establish collective bargaining in American industrial life in the twentieth century. Its principles and policies, its strength and unity and its outstanding leaders have been an inspiration to generations of working families for over 125 years. The richness of the UMWA’s history is a testament to the firm determination embedded in the hearts and minds of the mine workers of North America to build and maintain a strong and enduring union.

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