New Contract for UMW

Members of the United Mine Workers approved a new contract with the Bituminous Coal Association by.

The new 5 year contract with Consol Energy includes a 20 percent across the board pay raise, plus a $1,000 bonus.

The pensions for future retirees will increase by $10 per month.

The new contract, which was approved by 80 percent, takes effect January 1.

UMW members with other companies will continue to work under a national contract signed in 2002.

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