|Merged into||National Union of Mineworkers|
|79,052 (1907  )|
|Publication||Yorkshire Miner |
The Yorkshire Miners' Association was a British trade union. It is now an integral part of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).
The union was founded in 1881 with the merger of the South Yorkshire Miners' Association, and the West Yorkshire Miners' Association, agreed only because both organisations were weakened by unsuccessful disputes. In order to save money, it moved away from its predecessors' focus on paying benefits to members who were unable to work, and instead aimed to improve working conditions.  This proved immediately successful, as the union obtained a 10% rise in wages in 1882, and membership grew to over 20,000. 
In 1994, the union's members were transferred to the national body, the NUM. 
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is a trade union for coal miners in Great Britain, formed in 1945 from the Miners' Federation of Great Britain (MFGB). The NUM took part in three national miners' strikes, in 1972, 1974 and 1984–85. Following the 1984–85 strike, and the subsequent closure of most of Britain's coal mines, it became a much smaller union. It had around 170,000 members when Arthur Scargill became leader in 1981, a figure which had fallen in 2015 to an active membership of around 100.
The Miners' Federation of Great Britain (MFGB) was established after a meeting of local mining trade unions in Newport, Wales in 1888. The federation was formed to represent and co-ordinate the affairs of local and regional miners' unions in England, Scotland and Wales whose associations remained largely autonomous. At its peak, the federation represented nearly one million workers. It was reorganised into the National Union of Mineworkers in 1945.
Edward Cowey, often known as Ned Cowey, was a British trade unionist.
The Lancashire and Cheshire Miners' Federation (LCMF) was a trade union that operated on the Lancashire Coalfield in North West England from 1881 until it became the Lancashire area of the National Union of Mineworkers in 1945.
The Nottinghamshire Miners' Association was a trade union representing coal miners in Nottinghamshire, England.
The Northumberland Miners' Association was a trade union in the United Kingdom.
William Ernest Jones, CBE was a British trade unionist.
The Derbyshire Miners' Association was a trade union in the United Kingdom.
The Kent Miners' Association was a trade union in the United Kingdom which existed between 1915 and 1945, representing coal miners in the county of Kent. After 1945 it was reorganised as the Kent Area of the National Union of Mineworkers.
The Leicestershire Miners' Association was a trade union in the United Kingdom.
The Cumberland Miners' Association was a trade union in the United Kingdom.
Arthur Scargill is a British trade unionist who was President of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) from 1982 to 2002. He is best known for leading the UK miners' strike (1984–85), a major event in the history of the British labour movement.
Steve Kemp is a British trade unionist.
The UK miners' strike of 1969 was an unofficial strike that involved 140 of the 307 collieries owned by the National Coal Board, including all collieries in the Yorkshire area. The strike began on 13 October 1969 and lasted for roughly two weeks, with some pits returning to work before others. The NCB lost £15 million and 2.5 million tonnes of coal as a result of the strike.
Sammy Thompson was a British trade unionist.
The Miners' National Union (MNU) was a trade union which represented miners in Great Britain.
The National Union of Cokemen and By-product Workers was a trade union representing workers involved in turning coal into coke at collieries in Great Britain. It survives today as the Cokemen's Area of the National Union of Mineworkers.
The South Derbyshire Miners' Association was a trade union representing coal miners in the Derbyshire area of England.
This article is about the sponsorship of British Members of Parliament by mining trade unions.
Fred Collindridge (1899–1969) was a British trade union leader.