NBCWANepal Building Construction Workers Association
NBCWANational Bituminous Coal Wage Agreement
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The UMWA contends that all parent company subsidiaries are covered by the NBCWA and, therefore, must employ UMWA members.
currently have a 60-day contract extension of the NBCWA in effect with the UMWA as talks continue on a new agreement.
The NBCWA, which is negotiated between the union and the industry's Bituminous Coal Operators' Association (BCOA), covers approximately 7,700 working miners at Peabody and more than 60,000 miners at hundreds of other coal companies nationwide.
In addition to active union members, more than 150,000 UMWA retirees for whom the union negotiates pension increases are also affected by the NBCWA.