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Warrior Met Coal, We Won't Back Down

On April 1, 2021 the UMWA International Executive Board announced unanimous support for the unfair labor practice strike against Warrior…

Black Lung Benefits

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), introduced a bill aimed towards helping the families of miners who have passed of black lung…

Welcome New Members of Local Union 1503

On January 14, 2021, workers at Glancy Surface Mine located in Boone County, West Virginia were successful in reaching an…

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Warrior Met Coal, We Won’t Back Down

On April 1, 2021 the UMWA International Executive Board announced unanimous support for the unfair labor practice strike against Warrior Met Coal. Negotiations between the UMWA and Warrior Met Coal have been going on since January 2021. After going on an unfair labor practice strike in April 21, 2021, the UMWA held its first of […]

Black Lung Benefits

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), introduced a bill aimed towards helping the families of miners who have passed of black lung disease. The Relief for Survivors of Miners Act would help lift the burden off families who currently must provide proof that black lung was the substantial, contributing cause of death in order to access benefits. […]

Welcome New Members of Local Union 1503

On January 14, 2021, workers at Glancy Surface Mine located in Boone County, West Virginia were successful in reaching an agreement after a four-year battle for union representation. The miners are now members of UMWA Local Union 1503. On August 3, 2017, Glancy Surface Mine voted for union representation to improve the jobs and lives […]

Fayette County Prison Project Groundbreaking Ceremony

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, Fayette County, Pennsylvania and the United Mine Workers of America celebrated a long-awaited victory. UMWA staff, International Executive Board members, International Executive Board Emeritus members, local union officers and policy makers attended the ceremony at the site of where the new Fayette County Prison would be erected. The current Fayette […]

Fighting for Coal Country

At the end of 2011, there were nearly 92,000 people working in the American coal industry, the most since 1997. Coal production in the United State topped a billion tons for the 21st consecutive year. Both thermal and metallurgical coal were selling at premium prices and companies were making large profits. Then the bottom fell […]

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