Preserving Coal Country

Keeping America’s coal miners, families and communities whole in an era of global energy transition

The UMWA’s principles for a true energy transition that will enhance opportunities for miners, their families and their communities are built around three simple goals: preserve coal jobs, create new jobs, and preserve coalfield families and communities.

Change is coming, whether we seek it or not. Too many inside and outside the coalfields have looked the other way when it comes to recognizing and addressing specifically what that change must be, but we can look away no longer. We must act, while acting in a way that has real, positive impact on the people who are most affected by this change.

Three Goals of the UMWA

Preserve UMWA Jobs

Create New Jobs

Preserve UMWA families, communities

Click here to read the United Mine Workers of America’s Energy Transition Initiative. 

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