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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 […]

Black Lung Cases Skyrocket

According to a report published in the September 2018, edition of the American Journal of Public Health, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH or Agency), one in every ten coal miners who have worked for at least 25 years in the industry has been identified as suffering from Pneumoconiosis or Black Lung […]

UMW January/February Journal – An Interview with President Roberts

“Before we get started with our discussion, I would like to note that December 22, 2018, marked the start of a new term for the Line Officers, members of the International Executive Board (IEB) and District Representatives of the United Mine Workers of America. Many of the members of the IEB were re-elected to a […]

Boat Captain Richard Palmer draws on his experience to Save Lives

Captain Richard Palmer, a Member of Local Union 1473 in sub 6 District 31, has been maneuvering the waters of the Ohio River since he was nine-years-old when his father, Captain Richard “Dick” Palmer, captained a ferry boat down the Ohio River, between Dilles Bottom, Ohio and Moundsville, West Virginia. Brother Palmer, a Navy Veteran […]

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