Membership in the UMWA doesn’t end with retirement, nor do the benefits that come after retirement from working in a UMWA-represented mine. The UMWA Health and Retirement Funds annually pays over $1 billion in pension and health care benefits to or on behalf of UMWA retirees, their spouses or surviving spouses, and other beneficiaries.
This money goes directly into the local economies where beneficiaries live, supporting local businesses and health care facilities. There are beneficiaries receiving benefits in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Take a look at how much is going to your state below.