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Associate Membership Spotlight

Phylis Mooney   Sister Mooney’s commitment to the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) spans over a decade, making her a steadfast and dedicated Associate Member. Her invaluable contributions to the union are rooted in her extensive service as the retired International District 17 Secretary, where she served for many years at the Chapmanville Office. […]

Black Lung Screenings in Your Area

Attention Coal Miners!   The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will offer black lung screenings at no cost to you in your area. The screenings help to detect black lung disease and will be provided through our mobile testing unit. We encourage all coal miners (current, former, surface underground, and contract) to […]

City of Nitro Holds Event to Honor Vietnam War Veterans

Source: WVMetroNews March 31, 2024   NITRO, W.Va. — The West Virginia Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America honored U.S. military servicemen and women during an event Saturday in Nitro. Cecil Roberts, international president of the United Mine Workers of America, was the keynote speaker. Roberts, a Vietnam War veteran, spoke about the importance of […]

Members Only – UMWA Secures Agreement with Oakland and Center Townships

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Casey Presses Energy Company CEO About Future of Critical Cumberland Mine, Impact of Mine Closure on Miners and Families in Greene County

For Immediate Release March 30, 2024 News of the potential closure came as a surprise to numerous stakeholders including county officials and the union representing roughly 550 miners Cumberland Mine has been a major employer in Greene County since the 1970s and currently employs more than 700 skilled workers Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator […]

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