United Mine Workers of America
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.
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.
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.
“Patriot and the UMWA are continuing to meet in a diligent effort to resolve the outstanding differences,” the company said.
They lost in bankruptcy court, but thousands of union miners were back in St. Louis, holding a boisterous rally outside of Peabody Energy.
Months of protests by United Mine Workers of America did not pay-off for those workers.
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 […]
The legal tussle being argued this week may be the most-contentious issue tied to Patriot’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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.
Peabody Energy has denied it created Patriot Coal to fail, claiming the company had a “dream team” of management.