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Navajo Nation Elects New President

In October, 2022, voters in the Navajo Nation elected Dr. Buu Nygren as President of the Navajo Nation.  The youngest-ever Navajo Nation president at 36 years old, President Nygren campaigned on accountability, strengthening the Navajo economy and providing basic services to Navajo residents. He was sworn into office January 10, 2023, in Fort Defiance, Arizona. […]

Actively Retired Spotlight: Jay Kolenc

Local Union 1304 member Jay Kolenc has been a member of the United Mine Workers since July 21, 1948.  During his career he held over 21 certified jobs, both on surface and deep mines.  From 1969 to 1982 he was an organizer for the International union.  After 46 years, Brother Kolenc retired on July 21, […]

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