Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

UMW Reaches Deal with Alpha

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

UMW Reaches Deal with Alpha

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The United Mine Workers union says it has reached a tentative agreement with Contura Energy, the company that is emerging from the Alpha Natural Resources bankruptcy proceedings, to cover operations in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, and with Alpha itself on behalf of union miners at several operations in West Virginia. If ratified, the tentative agreement with Contura would cover nearly 800 workers at the Cumberland and Emerald mines in Greene County, Pennsylvania, the McClure preparation plant in Dickenson County, Virginia, and the Power Mountain preparation plant in Nicholas County, West Virginia. The tentative agreement with Alpha would cover more than 100 UMW members at preparation plants in West Virginia that are not being transferred to Contura.

"This has been a long and difficult set of negotiations, UMW President Cecil E. …

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