Associate Membership Spotlight

Phylis Mooney


Sister Mooney’s commitment to the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) spans over a decade, making her a steadfast and dedicated Associate Member. Her invaluable contributions to the union are rooted in her extensive service as the retired International District 17 Secretary, where she served for many years at the Chapmanville Office. This wealth of experience underscores her deep understanding of the union’s intricacies and her unwavering dedication to its mission.

“Phyllis truly cares about the UMWA and the members,” said International District 17 Vice President Brian Lacy. “Even in times of facing serious medical issues in the past, Sister Phyllis attended as many UMWA and District 17 events as she possibly could. That is true dedication.” Her resilience and determination in the face of adversity showcase her true dedication to the union and its principles.

Sister Mooney is a true community stalwart. In her leisure time, she selflessly volunteers in District 17, contributing to the betterment of the community and strengthening the bonds within the union. Additionally, her involvement in her local church reflects her commitment to both spiritual and community well-being.

A unique aspect of Sister Mooney’s character is her creative and caring nature. Devoting her free time to knitting beautiful pieces, she extends her warmth and generosity to friends and family. This artistic expression not only showcases her talents but also adds a personal touch to the relationships she nurtures.

Sister Mooney emerges as a dedicated and multifaceted individual, embodying the spirit of service within the UMWA. Her extensive experience, resilience in the face of challenges, and active involvement in both union and community activities make her a revered figure. Sister Mooney’s story is one of true dedication, compassion, and a commitment to making a positive impact on those around her.