Join a Union, Join the UMWA!

“Heed this cry that comes from the hearts of men. Organize the unorganized!”

-John L. Lewis


Since its inception, the UMWA has fought tirelessly to address the inequality between hardworking employees and their employers by ensuring that employees have a seat at the table. The UMWA is committed to restoring the American Dream for the millions of hardworking people in North America.

We have been essential in gaining safer working conditions, better wages, healthcare, and other benefits for the workers in MANY industries. If you want to help in receiving a fair share of the wealth you create for your employer, please do not hesitate to contact us about joining the UMWA.


For more information contact the UMWA Regional Director for your area, or click here:


Region 1

Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia, Northern Ohio, and New York

Region 1 Director: Mike “Biggin” Payton – 724-550-4440


Region 2

Virginia, Southern West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern Ohio

Region 2 Director: Jerry Kerns– 304-343-0259


Region 3

Illinois, Indiana, and Western Kentucky

Region 3 Director: Steve Earle – 270-825-2333


Region 4

Utah and Colorado

Region 4 Director: Robert Butero – 719-846-2402



International Audtor-Tellor: Jody Dukart – 306-421-6071


International Office

Organizing Director: Kris Mallory – 703-291-2428