UMWA
abbreviation United Mine Workers of America

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  • United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) — U.S. labour union. Founded in 1890, the UMWA grew rapidly under the leadership of John Mitchell (president 1898–1908) despite determined opposition from coal mine operators. By 1920, when John L. Lewis took over, the union had half a million… …   Universalium

  • United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) — Sindicato estadounidense. Fue fundado en 1890 y se desarrolló rápidamente en la época en que era liderado por John Mitchell (presidente en 1898–1908), a pesar de la férrea oposición de las empresas mineras del carbón. En 1920, cuando John L.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Arnold Miller — (April 25, 1923 ndash; July 12, 1985) was a miner and labor activist who served as president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), AFL CIO, from 1972 to 1979.Early life and mining careerMiller was born in Leewood, West Virginia, a small… …   Wikipedia

  • W. A. Boyle — William Anthony Tony Boyle (December 1, 1904 May 31, 1985) was president of the United Mine Workers of America union from 1963 to 1972.Early life and union careerBoyle was born in a coal mining camp in Bald Butte, Montana, in 1904 to James and… …   Wikipedia

  • Bituminous Coal Strike of 1977–1978 — The Bituminous Coal Strike of 1977–1978 was a 110 day national coal strike in the United States led by the United Mine Workers of America, AFL CIO. It began December 6, 1977, and ended on March 19, 1978. It is generally considered a successful… …   Wikipedia

  • Joseph Yablonski — Joseph Albert Jock Yablonski (March 3, 1910 ndash; December 31, 1969) was an American labor leader in the United Mine Workers in the 1950s and 1960s. He was murdered in 1969 by killers hired by a union political opponent, Mine Workers president W …   Wikipedia

  • Labor spies — are persons recruited or employed for the purpose of gathering intelligence, committing sabotage, sowing dissent, or engaging in other similar activities, typically within the context of an employer/labor organization relationship.Some of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Bituminous Coal Strike of 1974 — The Bituminous Coal Strike of 1974 was a 28 day national coal strike in the United States led by the United Mine Workers of America, AFL CIO. It is generally considered a successful strike by the union.Since the 1940s, the United Mine Workers of… …   Wikipedia

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