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Racine Hydro Plant - Local Union 1886

On the Ohio River in southeast Ohio lies the Racine Hydro Plant, manned and operated by members of UMWA Local…

Indiana County Recycling Center - Local Union 1412

In 1988, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed Act 101, the Municipal Waste, Planning, Recycling, and Waste Reduction Act, requiring all…

Remembering a True American Hero

Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, a Marine Corps veteran and the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II,…

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NLRB Region Assessed Outrageous Damages Against the UMWA; Later Revised Its Decision

From the day hundreds of UMWA members walked off the job at Warrior Met Coal, Inc., there have been several unprecedented twists and turns in their struggle. The biggest one of all came on July 22, 2022, when Region 10 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an assessment of damages it said the […]

Lorin E. Kerr Scholarship Winners

The UMWA has announced the winners of the 2022-2023 Lorin E. Kerr Scholarship. Each of the winners will receive $2,500 this academic year to assist them in meeting their educational goals.   Abbey Ferguson Abbey Ferguson is the daughter of Local Union 2397 member Johnathan Pridemore in District 20. “As any member or child of […]

Sparkz Announces Location for Manufacturing Plant

Sparkz, the next-generation battery manufacturer re-engineering the battery supply chain, announced on August 31, 2022, it has signed an agreement to begin manufacturing its zero-cobalt battery in Taylor County, West Virginia, eventually employing 350 workers. The facility was originally a glass plant that ceased production in 2009. The site announcement accelerates plans to recruit, hire […]

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 […]

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 […]

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