Previous Union Statements to News Media Untrue; Drummond Colombia Mine and Port Workers Do Not Vote to Strike; Vote Falls Short of Total Needed to Strike

Jun 01, 2010, 19:43 ET from Drummond Company

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Drummond Company announces that any strike by the union group of Sintramienergetica in Colombia, as announced by that union, would constitute an illegal strike under the laws of Colombia.  Drummond has an agreement with all of the unions represented in its operations in Colombia, including its port, with the exception of Sintramienergetica which is threatening to strike.  Drummond has no control over the decision of Sintramienergetica to call such a strike, but in such case it will deal with the strike under the laws of Colombia and would anticipate a short duration because of its illegality. In an assembly of all employees that ended May 31, 2010, a vote was taken that would have authorized a strike by Sintramienergetica had it obtained the necessary number of votes.  It did not receive the number required, making any strike perpetrated by that union illegal.

SOURCE Drummond Company