Secretary-Treasurer’s Office

International Headquarters – Secretary-Treasurer’s Office

Secretary-Treasurer’s Office

Oversees all administrative and operational activities of the departments under the Secretary-Treasurer’s Office. Distributes operational and accounting forms and training to Local Union officers as well as manages Associate Memberships.


Department Head: Tanya James, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer, 703-291-2401


The Accounting Department oversees all of the union’s finances. Through successful investing and budgeting, the UMWA is one of the most financially secure unions in North America.


Department Head: Cristy Virtucio, Controller, 703-291-2406

Department of Occupational Health and Safety

The Department of Occupational Health and Safety enforces MSHA and OSHA rules at all workplaces organized by the UMWA. The department also enforces any safety regulations included in the union’s collective bargaining agreements not part of the federal mandates.


Department Head: Josh Roberts, Administrator, Department of Occupational Health and Safety, 703-291-2433


The Coal Miners Political Action Committee (COMPAC) is the voice of UMWA members in the electoral process at the federal, state and local level. COMPAC Committees at every level of the political process ensure that the UMWA membership is informed about issues important to their jobs, their families and their communities.


Department Head: Phil Smith, Director of Communications and Governmental Affairs, 703-291-2430