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U.S. Senator Capito in speaks in support of Miners’ Protection Act

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WVa.) spoke during the June 21st floor proceedings about the importance of the Miners’ Protection Act, S.1714. Thank you for your support Senator Capito! Go to umwa.org to learn more about what you can do to pressure Congress to pass this critical legislation, which has life or death implications for […]

It’s About the Work

UMWA members are proud of who we are and what we do. Whether miners, correctional officers, health care workers, manufacturers or county employees, we’re working families, just like yours. Learn more about the different industries the union represents.

The Promise of 1946

John L. Lewis and Secretary of the Interior Julius Krug sign the historic Krug-Lewis Agreement in the White House that ended the 1946 UMWA strike and created the UMWA Health and Welfare Funds. President Harry S. Truman (seated to the left of Krug) ensured the U.S. Government was the guarantor of the Agreement. To the […]

Congress must not forsake coal miners

Lexington Herald-Leader

L.U. 105 Members caring for others

Tammy Ramsey and Diedra Mays are two of more than 70 members of UMWA Local Union 105 in District 17 who work at Parkview Nursing Home. The 120-bed facility located in Pikeville, KY provides area patients with both short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care, including end-of-life services. The Union has been the bargaining agent at […]

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