Judge Dismisses Mine Worker Suit Against Peabody, Arch CompaniesLegal action sought to preserve benefits for bankrupt Patriot Coal's active and retired miners.
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.
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.

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