United Mine Workers District 12 and District 17

Mar 14, 2019

About United Mine Workers

The United Mine Workers (UMW) is a renowned labor union representing coal miners and other workers in the mining industry. Districts 12 and 17 of the UMW have played a significant role in protecting the rights and welfare of miners, advocating for safer working conditions, fair wages, and benefits for workers and their families. The Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr proudly supports and serves members associated with Districts 12 and 17.

History of Districts 12 and 17

District 12 and District 17 have a rich history deeply rooted in the coal mining communities of the United States. Dating back to the late 19th century, these districts emerged as powerful voices in fighting for workers' rights, facing numerous challenges and making significant progress over the decades.

District 12

District 12 comprises various states, including West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. These regions have been at the forefront of coal production, attracting a vast number of workers seeking employment in the mines. The formation of District 12 represented a pivotal moment in the fight against exploitative working conditions and laid the foundation for future labor rights movements.

District 17

District 17 encompasses states such as Illinois, Indiana, and parts of Kentucky. Known for its vibrant mining communities, this district saw the struggles and perseverance of miners demanding fair treatment and improved working conditions. District 17 became an essential part of the UMW, strengthening the collective bargaining power of miners and ensuring their safety and well-being.

Services Offered by the Law Office

At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr, we understand the unique legal challenges faced by members and retirees associated with United Mine Workers, specifically in Districts 12 and 17. Our dedicated team of legal experts specializes in various aspects of law that directly affect miners' rights and livelihoods.

Workers' Compensation Claims

If you have experienced a workplace injury or illness while working as a coal miner, our law office can assist you in navigating the complex workers' compensation process. We have extensive experience in handling such claims and can help you secure the financial compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and disability benefits.

Black Lung Benefits

Black lung disease is a serious occupational hazard prevalent among coal miners. Our experienced attorneys can guide you through the intricacies of securing black lung benefits as provided by the law. We will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the necessary medical treatment and financial support to cope with the challenges presented by this debilitating disease.

Pension and Retirement Benefits

The Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr provides comprehensive legal assistance for United Mine Workers navigating the complexities of pension and retirement benefits. We understand the importance of securing a stable and secure financial future after years of dedicated service in the mining industry. Our team will diligently analyze your case and work towards maximizing your entitled benefits.

Advocacy and Support for United Mine Workers

Our law office believes in supporting and empowering the United Mine Workers community beyond legal services. We actively participate in initiatives dedicated to improving the lives of miners and their families. By collaborating with local organizations, we help raise awareness about workers' rights, health and safety, and the transformative impact of unions.

Consult with Our Dedicated Legal Team

If you require legal representation or have any questions regarding your rights as a United Mine Worker affiliated with Districts 12 and 17, get in touch with the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr. Our knowledgeable attorneys possess in-depth knowledge of labor laws, collective bargaining agreements, and the specific challenges faced by miners. We are committed to safeguarding your interests and ensuring justice prevails in all legal matters affecting the mining community.

Remember, the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr is here to offer expert legal guidance and support to the hardworking individuals who have dedicated their lives to the mining industry. Your rights matter, and we are ready to stand up for them.

Contact Us

To schedule a consultation or learn more about our legal services for United Mine Workers Districts 12 and 17, reach out to us today. We are ready to partner with you in protecting your rights and ensuring a fair and just working environment.

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