UMWA’s Roberts: Sale of Cumberland mine potentially good news


November 12, 2020

[TRIANGLE, VA.] Commenting on the announcement that Contura Energy has reached a agreement to sell the Cumberland mine, in Greene County, Pa., to Iron Senergy Holding LLC, United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts issued the following statement today:

​“This announcement breathes new life into the Cumberland mine, which had just two years of life left under Contura’s ownership. There are plentiful reserves at that mine and a highly productive, professional workforce that will hopefully be able to work at that mine for many more years.

​“We are still learning the full details of this transaction and have yet to talk to the buyers. I want our members at Cumberland to know that our collective bargaining agreement will continue in full force and effect under the new owners. We will provide our members more details as they become available.”