Associate Membership Spotlight

Grace Knisell

Grace Knisell has been an associate member of the UMWA since 1998. She joined because her husband, Larry, was an officer in the union at the time.

“I was so impressed with the UMWA,” said Grace. “The members are well informed about issues, mainly health care and retirement benefits,” Grace says the UMWA is like a second family to her and she is thankful for everything the union has done for her and her family.

“My late husband Larry was the only person that worked hard for their health care and pensions. When those became in jeopardy, he was so worried about how we would all survive, but like always, the union pulled through for its members. I’m proud to be an associate member.”