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110th Ludlow memorial service held at site of massacre

Source: Fight Back! News June 27, 2024     Denver, CO – On Sunday, June 23, a group of Teamsters from Denver attended the Ludlow, Colorado memorial service in Las Animas County, almost 200 miles south of Denver. Ludlow is the site of the Ludlow Massacre, a horrific 1914 attack by the National Guard and […]

Associate Membership Spotlight

Linda Waugh The next Associate Membership Spotlight shines on Sister Linda Waugh! Linda Waugh dedicated her career as a secretary in the District 17 office in Logan, West Virginia, from 1973 to 2006. Even after her official retirement, she continues to serve as a temporary secretary in District 17 whenever her expertise is needed. As […]

Union Plus: Hotel Discounts

Source: Union Plus   Dreaming of a summer holiday? Wherever your summer travels take you — we’ve got up to 50% off hotel deals waiting there for you.* Book now — travel anytime     Book your next hotel stay + save up to 50% off!     Hot Vegas Deals, All Summer Long Your […]

UMWA officials call for meeting with Monongalia County commissioners

Source: W.V. MetroNews June 12, 2024   MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Members of the United Mine Workers of America want to continue their dialog with the Monongalia County Commission on behalf of employees in the county assessor’s office. UMWA Director of Communications Erin Bates said in recent weeks the back and forth has included questions about […]

Union Plus: Online college degrees designed for working adults

  Affordable college for union families Discover exclusive union family discounts, financial aid and grants — so that costs don’t stand in the way of your family’s education dreams. Earning a degree can be difficult with everyday responsibilities. Online classes have made it easier, but it can still be expensive. The Union Plus College Program […]

MSHA silica dust rule takes effect

Source: TimesNews June 17, 2024   LOUISVILLE, Kentucky– Monday marked the start of tighter silica dust exposure limits for miners across the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health Administration Christopher Williamson joined a roundtable meeting with Kentucky Congressman Morgan McGarvey, D-3rd, federal mine health experts and activists from Kentucky and Southwest Virginia to […]

2024 William Davis Miners’ Memorial Day

Today, on June 11th, the United Mine Workers of America pay tribute to William Davis Miner’s Memorial Day (Davis Day) in memory of William Davis.  On June 11, 1925, William Davis, a 37-year-old miner, was killed when company guards opened fire on a group of striking miners near New Waterford in Nova Scotia. This incident […]

Some Monongalia County Assessor’s Office employees say they have no confidence in the county commission

Source: WVMetroNews June 5, 2024    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A group of workers in the Monongalia County Assessor’s Office say they have no confidence in the Monongalia County Commission and that’s why they want to join a union. A member of the Monongalia County Assessor’s Office addressed county commissioners Wednesday about their efforts to organize […]

UMWA to Mon County Commission: We’re not going away

SOURCE: The Dominion Post DATE: June 5, 2024   UMWA to Mon County Commission: We’re not going away Since talk of potential United Mine Workers of America representation in the county assessor’s office became public in late April, members of the Monongalia County Commission have kept the issue at arm’s length by stating they were […]

Mon County Commission Meeting – June 5, 2024

Mon County Assessor’s Office employee and Mon County Resident Mike Payton attended and spoke at the Monongalia County Commission Meeting held at 10:00 a.m., June 5, 2024.   Thanks to the Mon County Commission for agreeing with us to respect county employees‘ right to vote for a union.    Now:   Will you respect the […]

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