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Patriot Mine Had History of Safety Problems

Two 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.


UMWA members raise their hand when asked how many veterans are in the crowd. (KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

Peabody Reaches Deal With United Mine Workers Over Retiree Benefits

Miners 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.


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Judge Dismisses Mine Worker Suit Against Peabody, Arch Companies

Legal action sought to preserve benefits for bankrupt Patriot Coal’s active and retired miners.


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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.


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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 Protestors outside headquarters of Peabody Energy

UMWA Members Approve Patriot Coal Settlement

Friday’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.


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.


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Judge Rules in Favor of Patriot Coal

Months of protests by United Mine Workers of America did not pay-off for those workers.


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 […]



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