Post Tagged with: "mine workers"

Union Leaders, Except UMW’s Roberts, Back Obama Carbon Cut Plan; Trumka, Others, Worry About Jobs

Except for United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts,selected union leaders endorsed the Obama Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule ordering existing coal-fired power plants to cut their carbon emissions by 2020.

Read more ›

Mine Workers Win Settlement of Retiree Health Care From Patriot, Peabody

QUANTICO, Va.—The Mine Workers have won a $400 million settlement from Patriot Coal Co., and its predecessor for the retirees involved, Peabody Coal, to cover the retirees’ and their families’ health care costs, the union said on Oct. 10. The U.S. bankruptcy judge in St. Louis who is hearing the Patriot bankruptcy reorganization must still approve the settlement,  It will […]

Read more ›

Mine Workers to Vote on Settlement with Patriot Coal; Campaign Vs. Peabody Continues

ST. LOUIS —Some 1,800 active Mine Workers who toil in Kentucky and West Virginia for Patriot Coal – the financially creaky coal company that two bigger firms established six years ago to take retirees’ pensions and health care off their hands – will vote August 16 on a proposed settlement of their dispute with Patriot.

Read more ›