Patriot Mine Had History of Safety ProblemsTwo miners killed inside a coal mine worked for a company that had so many safety problems federal officials deemed it a "pattern violator,'' a rare designation reserved for the industry's worst offenders.
Peabody Reaches Deal With United Mine Workers Over Retiree BenefitsMiners have been loudly protesting at the base of Peabody's downtown headquarters for months, after spin-off Patriot Coal filed for bankruptcy and put retiree health benefits in question.
Judge Dismisses Mine Worker Suit Against Peabody, Arch CompaniesLegal action sought to preserve benefits for bankrupt Patriot Coal's active and retired miners.
15 Arrested at Patriot Coal Protests in St. Louis The United Mine Workers says 15 protesters were arrested in a non-violent demonstration outside the Peabody Energy Corporation building downtown.
Judge OKs Patriot Coal, Miners' Union Deal U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kathy Surratt-States granted St. Louis-based Patriot's request to put in place the collective bargaining deal ratified Friday by the United Mine Workers of America.
UMWA Members Approve Patriot Coal SettlementFriday's vote total was 85% in favor, 15% opposed.
Bankrupt Coal Company Imposes Cuts Amid Bargaining "Patriot and the UMWA are continuing to meet in a diligent effort to resolve the outstanding differences," the company said.
Union Coal Miners Vow to Fight for their BenefitsThey lost in bankruptcy court, but thousands of union miners were back in St. Louis, holding a boisterous rally outside of Peabody Energy.
Judge Rules in Favor of Patriot CoalMonths of protests by United Mine Workers of America did not pay-off for those workers.
Union Miners Rally Again on Peabody's Doorstep
16 People Arrested at Patriot Coal Bankruptcy HearingThe legal tussle being argued this week may be the most-contentious issue tied to Patriot's Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
14 UMWA Members Arrested During Rally in St. LouisHundreds gathered to plant 1,000 white crosses in Kiener Plaza to honor the memory of those who died at coal mines operated.