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Associate Membership Spotlight

Carol Smith   Carol Smith has been an associate member since 2018 but has supported the UMWA for far much longer. Her husband, Carl “Sonny” Smith, is a retired coal miner from Local Union 2161 in District 12. Carol has lobbied on Capitol Hill fighting for health care and pensions, made phone calls to politicians, […]

Lorin E. Kerr Scholarship Winners!

The UMWA has announced the winners of the 2023-2024 Lorin E. Kerr Scholarship. Each of the winners will receive $2,500 this academic year to assist them in meeting their educational goals.   Tyler Leonard Tyler Leonard is the grandson of Local Union 1810 member Lawrence Leonard, Sr., in District 31. “My parents struggled with fair […]

Coal miners plead with feds for stronger enforcement during emotional hearing on black lung rule

Source: APNews August 10, 2023   BEAVER, W.Va. (AP) — Laboring to breathe, West Virginia coal miner Terry Lilly told federal regulators Thursday he is appreciative the U.S. government is finally considering a proposal to limit the poisonous rock dust causing a severe resurgence of black lung. But Lilly said the rule — a half-century in the […]

Local UMWA Chapter Steps Up with Support for United Way of Eastern Utah

Source: August 2, 2023     In keeping with their goal to support organizations that assist the local population, the United Mine Workers of America District 22 Local 6363 recently presented a $500 check to the United Way of Eastern Utah. Established in 1931, UMWA Local 6363 is one of the oldest locals in […]

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