United Mine Workers of America

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Noun1.United Mine Workers of America - an industrial union of mine workers in North AmericaUnited Mine Workers of America - an industrial union of mine workers in North America
industrial union, vertical union - a labor union that admits all workers in a given industry irrespective of their craft
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UMWA and Ladies' Garment Workers' Union) did not emerge from the AFL completely reformed and above the racial prejudices of their past within the AFL.
This potent combination made the UMWA simultaneously the most reliably militant U.S.
The two BC Crowsnest Union Locals (Fernie and Michel) made up Sub-District 8 of District 18 of the UMWA. The three Alberta Crowsnest Locals (based in Coleman, Blairmore, and Bellevue) made up Sub-District 5 of District 18.
McLachlan's battles with the American UMWA leadership, particularly the dictatorial John L.
The Fund was established by the UMWA and the coal industry in the late 1940s through a collective bargaining process that included significant government involvement.