More than 100 people died in the battle, and UMWA
leaders were tried for treason by the state.
Smith had come to the area posing as a UMWA
member on the day of the incident, and was able to identify several accused as planning to attack arriving National Guard troops.
In 1906 the Lethbridge miners had been without a union for four years and, because of fear of company reprisals and doubts about American control of the union, it took the UMWA
some effort to convince them to join.
Fund would change permanently health care delivery in the coalfields of the nation.
Blatz's impressive use of government documents, newspaper accounts, and UMWA
records at the national, district, and local levels provides a very detailed view of the union in the anthracite region "'from the top down' as far as I could go" (p.
index was applied to the 1981 base year to compute the "but for" price.
Examining the UMWA
cost-sharing experience from this perspective is relevant to current policy problems.
In explaining the contract, UMWA
officials claimed these provisions will allow the company to add more miners and improve job security for union members.
Mike Dalpiaz, UMWA
International District 22 Vice President, said that, "I am pleased that we could sit down with Westmoreland and work out an agreement for our members at the Kemmerer mine three months early.
Senator Manchin said in part: If we do not act immediately, the insolvency of the UMWA
Pension Fund will be followed by the insolvency of other multiemployer pension plans, including the Central States Pension Funds, which covers more than 400,000 people and is projected to become insolvent in 2025.
Only, they won't belong to the UMWA
anymore, Harsey said.
About 1,500 UMWA
members are employed at the West Virginia mines, another 200 or so at the Powhatan No.