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UMWA Career Centers Receives $750,000 in Foundation Funding to Train Dislocated Miners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 20, 2023   UMWA Career Centers Receives $750,000 in Foundation Funding to Train Dislocated Miners [RUFF CREEK, PA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that the UMWA Career Centers, Inc. (UMWACC), has received commitments from several foundations that will unlock a federal Build Back Better grant enabling the […]

Associate Membership Spotlight

Wilma Maggio   This month’s UMWA Associate Membership Spotlight shines on a remarkable centenarian, Wilma Maggio. At 100 years young, Wilma’s unwavering commitment to the United Mine Workers of America is nothing short of inspiring. “I realize what the union does for me, and I believe that if the union supports someone or something, then […]

Brother Marlin Bennett: 50 Years of Dedication to UMWA Local Union 1656

  In the heart of the Canadian mining town of Hinton, one man stands out as a symbol of unwavering commitment to his trade and community. Brother Marlin Bennett, an active miner at the Hinton Mine and the embodiment of solidarity, recently celebrated an incredible milestone – receiving his 50-year membership pin from UMWA Local […]

Government, advocates eye new federal silica-dust standard to stem resurgence among coal miners

Date: 9/24/2023 Author: JUSTIN VELLUCCI Photos: SHANE DUNLAP Tribune-Review   Mark Rankin left the coal mines, but the coal mines haven’t left Mark Rankin. Stocky and broad shouldered, the retired Uniontown-area coal miner trekked to a Washington County health clinic to see if recent coughing and tightness in his chest could be black lung. Rankin […]

Local Union 717 Ratifies New Contract

  On June 16, 2023, Local Union 717 members at the Rem Arms plant in Ilion, New York, ratified a new contract, bringing an end to their long struggle to preserve jobs and the UMWA after Remington Arms filed for bankruptcy in 2020 and shuttered the Ilion plant. As a result of the 2020 bankruptcy, […]

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