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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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Mt. San Rafael Hospital Trinidad, Colorado

Local Union 8935   Local Union 8935 was organized in 2000, and with just around 100 members to date, they spoke of how they are feeling more than two decades later. With a new 36,000 square-foot wing of the hospital being completed in January of 2021, composed of new, state-of-the-art emergency equipment, an entirely new […]

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 receive $2,500 this academic year to assist them in meeting their educational goals.   Reagan Smith is the granddaughter of Local Union 9926 member William Stetter. “My grandfather has put in decades of work,” said […]

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 Morris, Pennsylvania. He worked as a general laborer and trackman on the afternoon shift and was laid off from that job after a short period of time. Upon returning to the mine, he worked as […]

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 its strike against Warrior Met Coal. Warrior Met operates two mines, a preparation plant and a central shop, located in the heart of Alabama, 15 miles east of Tuscaloosa. The UMWA represents approximately 850 workers […]

Energy Secretary Granholm tours Harrison County mine

  United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm traveled to West Virginia to see firsthand just how productive UMWA coal miners can be, as she joined President Roberts and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to go underground on June 4, 2021, at American Consolidated Natural Resources’ (ACNR) Harrison County mine, formerly known as the Robinson Run […]

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