UMWA reaches collective bargaining agreement at Shoal Creek mine

A local mine has ratified a new contract after a multiple-month employee strike.

Members of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Local Union 1948 have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement at the Shoal Creek metallurgical coal mine in Alabama.

The vote has a 63% to 37% margin, according to a release. The mine, operated by Peabody Energy, has been idle since Oct. 4, 2020.

“I congratulate the membership of Local Union 1948. This ratification will pave the way for the reopening…


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