Alpha Natural Resources: Anti-union practices

In its 2010 annual report, Alpha Natural Resources stated that “approximately 87% of our 2010 coal production came from mines operated by union-free employees. As of 31st  December 2010, approximately 79% of our workforce is union-free.” Alpha Natural  Resources notes that under the National Labor Relations Act, employees have the right to  form or affiliate with a union but cautions investors that “any further unionisation of our  employees, or the employees of third-party contractors who mine coal for us, could  adversely affect the stability of our production and reduce our profitability.” [1]

[1] Alpha Natural Resources 2011: Form 10-K Annual Report, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, February 25, 2011, p. 41

Affected topics
  • Human and Labour Rights
Directly and indirectly (through shareholding) involved companies Indirect investors through shareholding

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