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Lorin E. Kerr Scholarship Winners!

  The UMWA has announced the winners of the 2021-2022 Lorin E. Kerr E. Scholarship. Each of the winners will…

Actively Retired Spotlight: Brother Dave Laurie

Local Union 1058 President Dave Laurie began his mining career on January 28, 1970, at the Humphrey Mine in Mount…

Warrior Met Strikers Fighting for Families

It has been five months [Almost six at the time of publishing] since the United Mine Workers of America announced…

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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 […]

Actively Retired Charles “Hawkeye” Dixon

Local Union 1440 and District 17 Member Charles “Hawkeye” Dixon began his mining career in March of 1971 at the Island Creek No. 14 Mine in Nicholas County, West Virginia and continued working there until April of 1976. “I worked in lowcoal, about 36 inches,” said Dixon. “It was grueling work, but I knew I […]

President Roberts Appoints New Officers

  At the October 15, 2020, virtual meeting of the International Executive Board, President Roberts announced that Gary Trout will retire as Region 2 Director and International District 17 Vice President, effective November 1st. President Roberts has appointed Brother Brian Lacy, UMWA District 17 Representative, to replace Gary Trout as the new International District 17 […]

Sanpete Food Pantry Making a Difference

Residents of Mt. Pleasant in Sanpete County, Utah feel very fortunate to have an organization like the Sanpete Pantry, which serves 275 families in the county through its weekly meal distribution program. The Sanpete Pantry is the only food bank in the entire county, and they offer much more than just meals. Executive Director, Jeff […]

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 $2,500 this academic year to assist them in meeting their educational goals.   Hannah Johnson   “The work ethic my grandfather developed throughout his life and his many years of labor in the coal mines […]

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