The new agreement with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 400 is effective April 1, 2012, and will expire March 31, 2016. “Westmoreland is pleased that we were able to promptly negotiate and ratify a new collective bargaining agreement for our Savage mine,” said Joseph E. Micheletti, senior vice president, coal operations, Westmoreland Coal. “The employees of Savage exemplify our core values of safety, operational excellence, integrity and company pride.”