UMWA Members Ratify New Contract at Crimson Oak Grove Mine in Alabama


MAY 7, 2024


UMWA Members Ratify New Contract at Crimson Oak Grove Mine in Alabama

[BIRMINGHAM, Ala.] — Members of United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Local Unions 2133 and 8982 have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement at the Oak Grove metallurgical coal mine and Concord Preparation Plant in Jefferson County, Alabama, operated by Crimson Oak Grove Resources, LLC. After extensive negotiations, this agreement was ratified with 64.4 percent support from the membership.

“I extend my sincerest congratulations to the members of UMWA Local Unions 2133 and 8982 on this ratification,” said UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts. “Special congratulations also go to International Secretary-Treasurer Brian Sanson and our dedicated bargaining team for their tireless efforts in securing this agreement,”

The new 5-year agreement includes significant wage increases, and improvements in paid time off, with no changes to health care or other benefits. “This agreement highlights what can happen when both parties decide to engage in meaningful negotiations,” Roberts said.

“These are exactly the kind of talks we have wanted to have for years with Warrior Met Coal to secure the same kind of fair and equitable agreement with its workforce,” Roberts said. “We remain ready to engage in negotiations with Warrior Met to accomplish this goal.”