150 MINERS HEADING BACK TO WORK IN BROOKWOOD
Great news for Brookwood’s out of work miners: 150 to 160 former employees of the Warrior Met Coal No. 4 Mine — formerly Jim Walter No. 4 mine — are being called back to work.
Daryl Dewberry, District 20’s international vice president for United Mine Workers of America, said those callbacks began Tuesday and are continuing today.
“It’s good that people will have jobs,” Dewberry said. “It’s good that they’ll be able to pay their bills and get back on some health insurance. That’s one of the good things. Hopefully, the No. 4 mine will be and all the mines here in Alabama will be able to continue to operate under the devastating market it’s under.”
All miners save eight to 10 were laid off when the mine closed. Dewberry said the mine will be ready to produce coal again by mid-September.