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2020-2021 Lorin E. Kerr Scholarship Winners!

The UMWA has announced the winners of the 2020- 2021 Lorin E. Kerr Scholarship. Each of the winners will receive…

UMWA Local Union 0911 - Working Together to Save Lives

    Galla County Emergency Medical Services   The Members of UMWA Local Union 0911 are employed by Gallia County…

Pneumoconiosis: The Coalfield Crisis that Never Ends

Black Lung Cases Surge Across The Country Since coal began being produced on an industrial scale in the United States,…

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Local Union 4011 Making a Difference for Students

  Members of UMWA Local Union 4011 work at Wood Memorial High School. The school is located off Interstate 161 North in the town of Oakland City, Indiana, and is operated by the East Gibson School Corporation. It is the smallest of the three high schools in Gibson County. Students attending Wood Memorial are from […]

Alabama Coal

    In the rural areas of the state of Alabama, located in the depths of the earth, lies some of the highest quality coal and deepest underground coal mines in North America. The men and women of UMWA District 20 mine coal in the massive Blue Creek seam. This particular vein of coal has […]

American Justice and Bankruptcy

There is no other place on earth like the United States of America, where the rule of law is considered, by most citizens, to be the cornerstone of a civil society. The belief that every individual possesses equal standing in the eyes of justice to redress their grievances, seek an appropriate resolution when they are […]

Disaster at the No. 26 Colliery in Glace Bay

On February 24, 1979, fifteen Members of UMWA Local Union 4520 and a production foreman entered Cape Breton Development Corporation’s (DEVCO) Colliery No. 26 in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada to begin their shift. The sixteen men, working the 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. – midnight shift – descended into the mine and made their […]

Alabama Miners Rally then March on Federal Courthouse

Miners and Families Rally at Historic Park On February 20, 2019, UMWA Members from across Alabama began arriving at Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, Alabama. The Park was named for Osmond Kelly Ingram, a local firefighter, who was the first U.S. sailor to be killed in World War I. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional […]

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