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UMWA rescinds endorsement of Mon County commissioner’s reelection campaign

Source: WBOY Channel 12 May 31, 2024 UMWA rescinds endorsement of Mon County commissioner’s reelection campaign MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) — The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) has rescinded its endorsement of Monongalia County Commissioner Tom Bloom’s November reelection bid. According to a news release from the UMWA and the Monongalia Area Council of the […]

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UMWA rescinds endorsement of Monongalia County Commission Candidate Tom Bloom

Source: WDTV Channel 5 May 30, 2024 UMWA rescinds endorsement of Monongalia County Commission Candidate Tom Bloom MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) – The Monongalia Area Council of the Coal Miners Political Action Committee (COMPAC) has taken Their endorsement of Monongalia County Commissioner Tom Bloom back after some comments the organization says he made in a meeting. […]

UMWA pulls endorsement for Monongalia County commissioner

Source: WV MetroNews May 30, 2024 UMWA pulls endorsement for Monongalia County commissioner MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The United Mine Workers Monongalia County Political Action Committee has rescinded its November election endorsement of Democrat Tom Bloom in the race for Monongalia County Commission.   UMWA Director of Communications Erin Bates said the withdrawal comes after Bloom, and the […]

UMWA Rescinds Endorsement of Monongalia County Commission Candidate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 30, 2024   UMWA Rescinds Endorsement of Monongalia County Commission Candidate [MORGANTOWN, WV] – The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Monongalia Area Council of the Coal Miners Political Action Committee (COMPAC) has announced the withdrawal of its endorsement for Monongalia County Commission candidate Thomas Bloom. The decision comes in response […]

Opinion: We’re a mining community. And damn proud of it

DATE: 05/27/2024 SOURCE: sasktoday.ca   Mining Week is underway in Saskatchewan. Of course, it’s a particularly important week for those of us who live in the southeast. Anyone who has spent any time living in the Estevan area should be able to vouch for the impact that mining has on our communities and our collective […]

Casey Pushes for Black Lung Legislation in Senate Hearing on Mine Safety

  For Immediate Release May 22, 2024 Contact Natalie Adams: 202-228-3789   Casey Pushes for Black Lung Legislation in Senate Hearing on Mine Safety Casey bill would ensure every coal miner who suffers from black lung disease receives the benefits they are entitled to Since 1968, more than 76,000 people have died as a result […]

UMWA Challenges EPA’s New Carbon Emissions Standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 22, 2024   UMWA Challenges EPA’s New Carbon Emissions Standard   [TRANGLE, VA] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) on Monday, May 20, filed a Petition for Review for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently implemented carbon emission standards for coal-fired power plants. The petition was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]

Remembering the Castle Gate Mine Disaster

  On March 8, 1924, a series of explosions occurred at the Castle Gate coal mine in Carbon County, Utah. The first blast was attributed to inadequate watering down of the coal dust from the previous shift’s operations. A fire boss was investigating methane gas near the roof of the mine when his lamp went […]

UMWA Members Ratify New Contract at Crimson Oak Grove Mine in Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 7, 2024   UMWA Members Ratify New Contract at Crimson Oak Grove Mine in Alabama [BIRMINGHAM, Ala.] — Members of United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Local Unions 2133 and 8982 have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement at the Oak Grove metallurgical coal mine and Concord Preparation Plant in Jefferson […]

Associate Membership Spotlight

Wilma Steele The next UMWA Associate Membership Spotlight goes to Sister Wilma Steele. Wilma exemplifies dedication and commitment as a UMWA Associate Member and stands as a pillar of support alongside her husband, retired Local Union 1440 member Terry Steele. Notably, Sister Wilma is a prominent founding board member of the esteemed West Virginia Mine […]

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UMWA Chaplain Corps

  The UMWA has a long history of honoring its members at funeral services and providing support for families after losing a loved one. Members of the UMWA Chaplain Corps volunteer their time and come together to honor a fallen brother or sister with a traditional UMWA burial service. An excerpt of the burial service […]

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