United Mine Workers of America


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Synonyms for United Mine Workers of America

an industrial union of mine workers in North America

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Besides having a pervasive influence over Colorado politics, Osgood played a central role in the struggle against the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA).
Even his old employer, the United Mine Workers of America, says rather fatalistically that the Mine Act should be amended to require an independent probe into what the union calls "future multi-fatal incidents.
He began his career as a surgeon at the Miners Memorial Hospital in Beckley, one of 10 hospitals created by the United Mine Workers of America in a three state region.
Those that remained, however, occupied positions of power, either with the coal companies or the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA).
The panel discussion, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, is also sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council (IUC), United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and BBC Research.
It is now abundantly clear that the mine operator had reason to know it was likely that a mine 'bump' [coal out-burst] would occur in the area where it did occur on August 6, 2007," says United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts.
The United Mine Workers of America endorsed Obama for president yesterday despite his recent defeats in primaries in the coal-producing states of Kentucky and Virginia.
He discusses the decline in the black workforce over the period and why it happened with a strong United Mine Workers of America presence in the coalfields.
Beginning with churches near the coalfields, more than 750 local and national religious leaders have put forth "A Call for Justice at Peabody Energy" that backs miners seeking to organize with the United Mine Workers of America.
For a coal company, that's a drop in the bucket," Phil Smith, a spokesperson for the United Mine Workers of America, told JS.
America's business community weighed in strongly for the bill, with letters of support coming from the National Association of Manufacturers, US Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Businesses, National Association of Wholesalers-Distributors, National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, United Mine Workers of America and other business groups and unions.
National Union of Mineworkers chairman and former Northumberland secretary Ian Lavery has offered his sympathies over the Sago mine disaster in a private letter to the United Mine Workers of America.
Throughout the year both the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Local 547 and the AR&I stubbornly held to their original positions until the federal government stepped in to mediate an end to the dispute.
Brisbin writes that these activities resulted in a set of institutions and laws that constituted a legal complex that can be seen in the 1950 accord between the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) and the Bituminous Coal Operators Association (BCOA).
United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts met briefly with Viacom's chief operating officer, Mel Karmazin.
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