Miners continue strike in Alabama after contract rejected

Local News

Miners strike in Brookwood. (Courtesy Jake Chapman)

BROOKWOOD, Ala. (AP) — A strike is continuing at two Alabama coal mines after union members rejected a contract proposal.

The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) says the local that represents more than 1,100 workers at Warrior Met Coal in Tuscaloosa County rejected a tentative deal in balloting on Friday. International President Cecil Roberts says members have the final say in collective bargaining agreements, so the walkout continues. The strike affects two Warrior Met coal mines and related facilities.

Negotiations between union representatives and the company had produced a tentative agreement that was announced a week ago.

Workers held a rally in McCalla on Wednesday joined by members of UMWA and other unions form across the country.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.