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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 […]

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CWA PRESIDENT LARRY COHEN (center) and MINE WORKERS PRESIDENT CECIL ROBERTS are among those led away in handcuffs in the latest protest against Patriot Coal’s use of bankruptcy laws to dump health benefits owed to retired miners.

More Peaceful Sit-Downs, More Peaceful Arrests In Anti-Peabody Energy, Anti-Patriot Protests

ST. LOUIS —It’s getting to be a regular thing. Every month, thousands of unionists, led by the Mine Workers, gather in St. Louis, or West Virginia, or New York City, to protest the bankruptcy proceedings involving Patriot Coal Co., the underfunded spinoff of giant Peabody Energy. Peabody deliberately set up Patriot to (a) dump retired miners’ health care costs on […]

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