BC: The UMWA has made working in the mine, along with other service jobs, a better experience.
FC: Veronica Caudill Chelsea Pack Gabrielle Townsend
1: Table of Contents: 1. When and why the UMWA was founded 2. The Constitution of the Union 3. Accomplishments
2: Founded: Jan. 25, 1890 Columbus, Ohio
3: When founded: mine workers only Today: all union workers
4: GOALS: -Safer and better working conditions -Mine safety -Improve mine workers' independence from the mine owners and the company store -Provide miners with collective bargaining power.
5: The 1st 11 points of the Constitution of the Union are the union's goals... 1. Salary to compensate for the dangerous working conditions. 2. Workers are to be paid with real money, not company script. | 3. Safety by using the latest technology. 4. Ventilation and drainage systems. 5. Enforce safety laws 6. 8-hour work day 7. Child labor laws 8. The scales used to weigh the coal are to work correctly 9. Wages paid in legal tender 10. Unbiased police force. 11. The right to strike if thoughts of unfair treatment are present.
6: Eight hour work day | Bargaining Rights | Compensation for miners suffering with Black Lung Disease | Health and Retirement benefits for the miners and their families | ACCOMPLISHMENTS
7: During the 1920s and 1930s, the union declined because machines were brought into the mine resulting in unemployment and pay cuts. | In 2008, the UMWA supported Barack Obama as the best candidate to help achieve more rights for the mine workers.
8: BIBLIOGRAPHY http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UMWA http://www.umwa.org/?q=content/brief-history-umwa yahoo images