Battle of Blair Mountain 100 Years Later

2021 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain, one of the most significant labor actions in American history.

We—museums, descendants of the RedNeck Army, labor activists, musicians, teachers, history buffs, and more—gathered in early September to host and attend a slate of events across Central Appalachia, and online. Collectively, these programs brought this proud, working-class history to new audiences in new ways.

And now, we’re excited to bring it to YOU with a short film that recaps just a few of the #Blair100 Centennial events.

The WV Mine Wars Museum led a 3-year planning process for the #Blair100 Centennial Commemoration. If these stories resonate with you, help us keep telling them!

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UMWA – Going on seven month of striking and not back down!

UMWA miners on strike at Warrior Met Coal are going on their 7th month of striking, and the fight will continue until these miners get the contract that they deserve! This week at Tannehill State Park, UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts reminds the crowd what all of this is for and repeats that we are NOT backing down!

08.17.21 Warrior Met Rally

UMWA’s 16th #Solidarity rally at Tannehill State Park. We will not give up. We will not back down. Join us next week, August 25th to help us fight for justice for the miners on strike at Warrior Met. #WarriorMetsWrong

Secretary-Treasurer Sanson spoke at Solidarity Rally

Secretary-Treasurer Sanson spoke at this week’s Solidarity Rally at Tannehill State Park. UMWA members and supporters continue to rally together fighting for the contract the miners at Warrior Met Coal deserves! #UnitedWeStand #WarriorMetsWrong

July 21, 2021 United We Stand Solidarity Rally!

Thank you to everyone who came out this week in support of our Brothers and Sisters on strike at Warrior Met Coal. #WarriorMetsWrong and we need to stand together to get the contract our miners deserve!

On July 28, 2021, join the UMWA in New York City as we picket outside of Warrior Mets biggest investors!

August 4, 2021, the UMWA will be back in Alabama throwing the largest rally Brookwood has ever seen! #UnitedWeStand #DividedWeFall

Stand with Warrior Met Miners






Join the United Mine Workers of America, August 4, 2021 at Brookwood Ballpark to stand up to injustice!


Warrior Met Strike Solidarity Rally

Date: August 4, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Brookwood Ballpark, 15689 Hwy 216, Brookwood, AL


Go to our Facebook Event for more information!


More company violence on the Warrior Met picket line

The wife of a striking miner was hit while peacefully and legally walking a picket line at Warrior Met Coal here yesterday in other instance of company-inspired violence as Warrior Met attempts to intimidate strikers to return to work.

07.08.21 – Warrior Met Solidarity Rally

12th Warrior Met Solidarity Rally, we’re fighting one day longer! Come out next Wednesday, July 14th at 6:00 pm to show your support!

#UnitedWeStand #MinersSavedWarriorMet #Solidarity