Warriors Met Coal Strike
Biden’s NLRB Forces Alabama Coal Miners to Pay $13 Million in Damages for Strike
The NLRB is imposing a $13 million fine on the UMWA coal miners’ union over a protracted strike in central Alabama. Not just a fine, in fact, but monetary restitution to the company that the strikers are fighting. What explains this profoundly anti-labor decision?
Daniel WerstAugust 18, 2022
“We are not giving up.” Alabama Coal Miners Enter Sixth Month of Strike
A reflection on the strengths and contradictions of this historic strike by a journalist who covered the struggle from the first night of picket lines and from a distance.
Luigi MorrisSeptember 10, 2021
Alabama Coal Miners Protest Outside BlackRock Office in New York
On Wednesday morning, UMWA coal miners picketed the Manhattan office of BlackRock to demand a better contract. These workers recognize that they put their lives on the line to keep society running while bosses collect the profits.
Otto ForsJuly 29, 2021
“I’ll Never Cross a Picket Line”: Interview with an Alabama Coal Miner
An interview with a striking coal miner in Brookwood, Alabama gives us a glimpse into Warrior Met’s stalling negotiation tactics, the conditions at the picket line, and the solidarity that is keeping the strike alive.
Left VoiceMay 13, 2021
The Women of the Warrior Met Strike
The strike of UMWA mine workers at Warrior Met Coal in Alabama involves many more people than the 1,100 workers who walked off the job in early April. Next to them on the picket lines are their families and partners who are helping to organize the strike, break its isolation, and discuss next steps, following in the footsteps of women’s committees in some of the most important labor battles in U.S. history.
Madeleine FreemanApril 21, 2021
The Legacy of Mother Jones: Interview with an Alabama Coal Miner’s Wife
Left Voice speaks with the wife of a mine worker who is currently on strike for a better contract at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama.
Left VoiceApril 15, 2021
“This Strike’s Far From Over”: Interview With a Striking Miner In Alabama
Over a thousand coal miners are on strike in Alabama and have recently voted down a tentative agreement to end the dispute. Left Voice interviewed one of the miners about the situation on the ground and why they voted to continue the fight.
Left VoiceApril 10, 2021
“We Deserve More”: Alabama Miners Reject Tentative Agreement, Continue Strike
Striking mine workers at Warrior Met Coal overwhelmingly voted down the tentative agreement. The strike continues!
Madeleine FreemanApril 9, 2021
“A Slap in the Face”: Striking Alabama Miners Push Back on Contract Settlement
On the sixth day of a strike of over 1,100 workers at the Warrior Met coal mines in Alabama, the union presented the rank and file with a tentative agreement from the company. The contract offers certain concessions, but does not address the central demands workers say they require before they come off the picket lines.
Madeleine FreemanApril 8, 2021
From the Picket Line: Alabama Coal Miners on Strike
Left Voice was on the ground in Alabama to report on and stand in solidarity with the more than 1,100 Warrior Met Coal Mine workers on strike. We spoke with many workers on the picket line about this struggle and the conditions they face at the mines.
Left VoiceApril 6, 2021