Books & Music

Below is a list of recommended books, songs and documentaries about coal mining and/or the labor movement that are recommended by the United Mine Workers of America. If you would like your work reviewed by the United Mine Workers of America, email


New Release


The River Drivers have released a new record in 2019. Some of the UMWA’s favorite songs include:


Children’s March (Mother Jones)

Union Man

Farewell Johnny Miner


Click here to learn more about the band and here to listen or buy a copy of this CD!



“These songs tell the stories of people who were just trying to get by and had other peoples’ for-tunes made on their backs—the stories of what they suffered through and what they did to over-come.”



UMWA and other Labor History

Historical Fiction

The Labor Movement