Associate Membership

The Associate Membership is a way for a surviving spouse, family member, or general supporter of the United Mine Workers to become part of the movement to restore fairness, justice, and dignity for working families.

Anyone can join the UMWA as an Associate member for just $5 a month!


Membership includes access to benefits and services reserved for union members that you can’t get anywhere else:

To become a member:

There are a couple of ways to become a UMWA Associate Member!


NEW! Retiree Spouses

  • We will soon be offering retiree spouses the opportunity to make their monthly payments through their husband/wife’s pension check. Check back for more information! 

Surviving Spouses

  • You can have your dues deducted from your monthly pension check. Click here to fill out the form!

General Supporters

  • To make annual payments with ACH, click here.
  • To make annual payments with a credit card (Discover, Visa and Mastercard ONLY), click here. NOTE: There is a $2 service fee for all credit card transactions.
  • To submit a paper application for annual payments, click here


    Forms can be mailed to: 

    UMWA Associate Membership

    18354 Quantico Gateway Drive, Suite 200

    Triangle, Virginia 22172


      If you would like to submit your completed application online, upload your pdf below.

      We are here to help!

      If you have any questions or would like to learn more about becoming an Associate Member of the UMWA, fill out the form below and the International Headquarters will contact you.