Associate Membership Spotlight

Margie Kacsmar


Margie Kacsmar has been an associate member of the UMWA for almost 20 years and is the wife of Local Union 6362 and District 31 member Tom Kacsmar. Margie has attended many rallies over the years including St. Louis, Missouri; Charleston, WV; Columbus, Ohio and Washington, DC.

Margie has been an arrestee twice in support of all UMWA retirees and their fight for lifetime healthcare and pensions. Sister Margie has attended many conventions to include Miami, Florida; St. Louis, Missouri and several in Las Vegas, Nevada. She attends local UMWA functions like Labor Day and others.

When asked what being an associate member meant to her, Margie said she loves being there to support her UMWA brothers and sisters in whatever way she can, and that being an associate member makes her feel like she is part of a family.

“Everyone is so nice and welcoming in the UMWA,” said Margie. “I have enjoyed all of the things that I have had the privilege of being a part of. I’m glad I’ve been able to support my husband in every struggle there has been, as well as everyone that is part of the UMWA family.”