UMWA statement on the sale of the Shoal Creek mine

SEPTEMBER 21, 2018

[MCCALLA, AL] United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today, in response to the announcement of a potential sale of the Shoal Creek mine in Alabama from Drummond Coal to Peabody Energy:

“As always, the UMWA’s mission is to keep our members working in good, safe jobs so that they can provide for their families. We will continue to do that no matter who the owner of the mine is. We are in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement that is fair and equitable to both sides prior to this sale.”