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UMWA contract with Cumberland mine, plants ratified

The United Mine Workers of America confirmed in mid-August that it had ratified a new five-year collective bargaining agreement with Contura Energy’s Cumberland coal operation in Green County, Pa.

The deal, which was effective immediately, did not cut wages or benefits, and the union said there were additional job protections provided for mine workers in the terms.

“Our members have been slammed with production cuts and loss of hours while doing all they can to keep themselves and their families safe from COVID-19,” union President Cecil Roberts said.
“Working through this pandemic has been stressful for everyone, but our membership continues to hold together and look out for each other.”