Associate Membership Spotlight

Carol Smith


Carol Smith has been an associate member since 2018 but has supported the UMWA for far much longer.

Her husband, Carl “Sonny” Smith, is a retired coal miner from Local Union 2161 in District 12. Carol has lobbied on Capitol Hill fighting for health care and pensions, made phone calls to politicians, attended as many rallies as possible, and said many prayers for her UMWA brothers and sisters.

“Carol has been to Washington, DC, helping fight to keep our members and their families’ health care and pensions,” said International District 12 Vice President Steve Earle.

“She is an extremely dedicated associate member and we are beyond grateful to have her.”