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United Mine Workers of America rally outside Arch Coal in Creve Coeur, Mo.

Union Miners Stage Mass Demonstration in Creve Coeur

In revival style meeting with prayers, Biblical references and the song “Amazing Grace,” United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts told workers that if Jesus were on the scene he would be on their side.

07/30/2013

United Mine Workers rally in St. Louis

Union Coal Miners Vow to Fight for their Benefits

They lost in bankruptcy court, but thousands of union miners were back in St. Louis, holding a boisterous rally outside of Peabody Energy.

06/17/2013

Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of America, leads a protest march outside Peabody Energy Headquarters in St. Louis

Union Miners Rally Again on Peabody’s Doorstep

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–For the seventh time this year, thousands of United Mine Workers rally outside Peabody Energy, accusing the coal company of loading much of its union contract obligations onto a spinoff company — Patriot Coal […]

05/21/2013

Mine workers from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia protested in downtown St. Louis Tuesday, urging a bankruptcy court to defend their retiree benefits. Police arrested 10 of them, for blocking traffic. Their union alleges that Peabody Energy dumped those benefits into a spin-off company, Patriot Coal, which is now bankrupt.

Patriot Bankruptcy Case To Begin Amid Mine Worker Allegations

Peabody Energy has denied it created Patriot Coal to fail, claiming the company had a “dream team” of management.

03/19/2013

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Patriot Coal Seeks To Cut Retirees’ Benefits

St. Louis-based Patriot said in the filing on Thursday that the action is necessary to save more than 4,000 jobs.

03/15/2013