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Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act of 2021 Advances

The Black Lung Benefits Act of 2021 (HR 6102), a bill that would ensure claims for benefits under the Black…

Keeping the Pressure on BlackRock

Since late October 2021, UMWA members have gathered in front of BlackRock headquarters in New York City in an effort…

Mt. San Rafael Hospital Trinidad, Colorado

Local Union 8935   Local Union 8935 was organized in 2000, and with just around 100 members to date, they…

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Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act of 2021 Advances

The Black Lung Benefits Act of 2021 (HR 6102), a bill that would ensure claims for benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act, would help miners with black lung disease access relevant workers’ compensation and other benefits, including aid in finding legal representation and obtaining necessary medical evidence. The House Education and Labor Committee advanced […]

Keeping the Pressure on BlackRock

Since late October 2021, UMWA members have gathered in front of BlackRock headquarters in New York City in an effort to keep the pressure on the largest shareholder in Warrior Met Coal. BlackRock is one of several hedge funds that own shares in Warrior Met Coal, holding 13 percent. The UMWA held rallies in front […]

Mt. San Rafael Hospital Trinidad, Colorado

Local Union 8935   Local Union 8935 was organized in 2000, and with just around 100 members to date, they spoke of how they are feeling more than two decades later. With a new 36,000 square-foot wing of the hospital being completed in January of 2021, composed of new, state-of-the-art emergency equipment, an entirely new […]

Lorin E. Kerr Scholarship Winners!

  The UMWA has announced the winners of the 2021-2022 Lorin E. Kerr E. Scholarship. Each of the winners will receive $2,500 this academic year to assist them in meeting their educational goals.   Reagan Smith is the granddaughter of Local Union 9926 member William Stetter. “My grandfather has put in decades of work,” said […]

Actively Retired Spotlight: Brother Dave Laurie

Local Union 1058 President Dave Laurie began his mining career on January 28, 1970, at the Humphrey Mine in Mount Morris, Pennsylvania. He worked as a general laborer and trackman on the afternoon shift and was laid off from that job after a short period of time. Upon returning to the mine, he worked as […]

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