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 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.
Union Miners Stage Mass Demonstration in Creve CoeurIn 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.
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.
Police Arrest Miners in Latest Protest Against Peabody EnergyA crowd of about a thousand United Mine Workers of America marched outside the federal courthouse in St. Louis, where the Patriot Coal bankruptcy case is being heard.
Patriot Bankruptcy Case To Begin Amid Mine Worker AllegationsPeabody Energy has denied it created Patriot Coal to fail, claiming the company had a "dream team" of management.
Patriot Coal Seeks To Cut Retirees' BenefitsSt. Louis-based Patriot said in the filing on Thursday that the action is necessary to save more than 4,000 jobs.
United Mine Workers of America Return to Protest Peabody Energy