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Alabama Miners Enter Sixth Month on Strike
Posted On: Oct 01, 2021
Oct. 1, 2021 | COLLECTIVE ACTION | […] UMWA President Cecil Roberts pointed out, “The workers gave up more than $1.1 billion in wages, health care benefits, pensions, and more to allow Warrior Met to emerge from bankruptcy five years ago. The company has enjoyed revenue in excess of $3.4 billion in that time. But it does not want to recognize the sacrifices these workers made to allow it to exist in the first place. All those billions came up to New York to fatten the bank accounts of the already-rich.” Invoking shared sacrifice, Warrior Met had promised lots of improvements once the company attained financial solvency. When contract negotiations began last spring, however, Warrior Met reneged on its promise, refusing to bargain in good faith… Excessive overtime is a key issue in the strike…Little mainstream news has covered the strike, although ABC News had a favorable report…
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