FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 9, 2021
[TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that its members working at Warrior Met in Bessemer, AL did not ratify a tentative agreement that had been negotiated with the company and will remain on their unfair labor practice strike.
“Our members made it clear that the tentative agreement was not sufficient enough to make up for the sacrifices made in 2016,” said International President Cecil E. Roberts.
“So, the UMWA will continue to strike at Warrior Met until an agreement can be reached that provides these miners what they deserve.
“This is a democratic union. The membership has the final say in what their collective bargaining agreements look like,” Roberts said.
“The decision was theirs to make and they have the full support of UMWA District 20 and the International union. We will continue negotiations with the company.”