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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 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.


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.



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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16 People Arrested at Patriot Coal Bankruptcy Hearing

The legal tussle being argued this week may be the most-contentious issue tied to Patriot’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


UMWA Protestors outside headquarters of Peabody Energy

Police Arrest Miners in Latest Protest Against Peabody Energy

A 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.


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.



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