Westmoreland Coal Company – UMWA Objects to Valued Employee Program, Accuses Debtors of Discriminating Against “Life Blood” of Workforce

December 14, 2018 – The United Mine Workers of America (“UMWA”) objected to the Debtors’ proposed “Valued Employee Program” [Docket No. 779].    The objection states, “The retention program handsomely rewards management and supervisory personnel. Debtors admit that it covers only 14% of total employees, and those who are covered are only non-bargaining unit employees,…