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Associate Membership Spotlight

Wilma Maggio   This month’s UMWA Associate Membership Spotlight shines on a remarkable centenarian, Wilma Maggio. At 100 years young, Wilma’s unwavering commitment to the United Mine Workers of America is nothing short of inspiring. “I realize what the union does for me, and I believe that if the union supports someone or something, then […]

Government, advocates eye new federal silica-dust standard to stem resurgence among coal miners

Date: 9/24/2023 Author: JUSTIN VELLUCCI Photos: SHANE DUNLAP Tribune-Review   Mark Rankin left the coal mines, but the coal mines haven’t left Mark Rankin. Stocky and broad shouldered, the retired Uniontown-area coal miner trekked to a Washington County health clinic to see if recent coughing and tightness in his chest could be black lung. Rankin […]

Local Union 717 Ratifies New Contract

  On June 16, 2023, Local Union 717 members at the Rem Arms plant in Ilion, New York, ratified a new contract, bringing an end to their long struggle to preserve jobs and the UMWA after Remington Arms filed for bankruptcy in 2020 and shuttered the Ilion plant. As a result of the 2020 bankruptcy, […]

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