Tentative agreement reached at Warrior Met


APRIL 5, 2021


[TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that a tentative collective bargaining agreement has been reached between the UMWA and Warrior Met Coal, Inc.


The union is not releasing details of the agreement until its members have heard them and held a ratification vote. Miners at Warrior Met have been striking since 10:00 p.m. on April 1.


“I am so very proud of our members at Warrior Met for standing up for themselves, their families and their communities,” UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts said.


“Going on strike is a difficult thing to do, but they have shown tremendous unity on the picket lines. Their story is being told across the world right now, and it is one of strength, determination and solidarity.


“The decision to begin this strike rested with me. The decision to end the strike now rests with the membership of the union at Warrior Met,” Roberts said.


“If they ratify this tentative agreement, the strike will end and they will have a new contract. If they do not ratify it, the strike will continue and we will seek further negotiations with the company.”


Contract explanation meetings will be held on Wednesday, April 7. As per the UMWA Constitution, the ratification vote will be held 48 hours after the explanation meetings at each Local Union among dues-paying members in good standing.


The vote will be on Friday, April 9. The results of the vote will be announced as soon as it is certified by the UMWA’s Auditor/Tellers.