Workers at Warrior Met Coal Brookwood Mine Strike
United Mine Workers of America announced that more than 1,100 workers at two Alabama coal mines and related facilities owned by Warrior Met Coal Inc.
United Mine Workers of America announced that more than 1,100 workers at two Alabama coal mines and related facilities owned by Warrior Met Coal Inc. The United Mine Workers of America has filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board relating to Warrior Met’s conduct during negotiations. UMWA International President Mr Cecil E Roberts announced “Despite repeated attempts by our negotiating team to bridge the differences we have at the bargaining table, Warrior Met is going backwards. We have always been ready to reach a fair agreement that recognizes the sacrifices our members and their families made to keep this company alive. At this point, Warrior Met is not.”
Warrior Met Coal, which focuses primarily on the mining of metallurgical coal for use in the steel production process by manufacturers in Europe, South America and Asia, rose from the bankrupt ashes of Jim Walter Resources and its parent company, Walter Energy, which, for years, was one of the largest private-sector employers in West Alabama.