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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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Members of L.U. 1412- Serving the Community

The Indiana County Recycling Center (Center) is located just off route 119 North in the town of Homer City, PA. Operated by the Indiana County Solid Waste Authority, the Center was created in 1988 to help Indiana County comply with Pennsylvania Act 101, the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act of 1988 (Act). […]

UMWA Freedom Fighters – Born of Struggle, Shaping the Future

In April of 1989, after working for over a year without a contract, Members of the United Mine Workers of America in southwest Virginia laid down their tools and struck the Pittston Coal Company. The ensuing ten and a half month strike, which much like today’s struggle, hinged on protecting and preserving the pensions and […]

Black Lung Resurgence

Despite the best efforts of the United States Department of Labor through the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to control exposure to respirable coal mine dust, the number of Black Lung cases currently being diagnosed in Appalachia is unprecedented according to some researchers. In the decades since the passage of the 1977 Mine Act, […]

The Membership Always Meets the Challenge

UMWA Members accompanied by elected officials and staff from across the coalfields arrived in Washington, DC to lobby on behalf of the Bill. These Members spent long days on Capitol Hill talking with Senators and House members, filling the galleries of both chambers to listen to hours of debate that would determine the fate of […]

A Pardon for the “Most Dangerous Woman in America?”

In September 2, 2016, H. John Rogers, an Attorney and UMWA Associate member from New Martinsville, WV, submitted an application to WV Governor Tomlin for the posthumous pardon of Mother Jones. The action, if approved by the Governor, would not expunge her conviction, but would forgive her for the “said crime.” President Roberts sent a […]

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