Bennett Hatfield http://wkms.org en Western Kentucky Coal Miners Could Lose Benefits in Bankruptcy Case http://wkms.org/post/western-kentucky-coal-miners-could-lose-benefits-bankruptcy-case <p></p><p>A pending federal bankruptcy court decision could affect thousands of Kentucky mine worker benefits.</p><p>Patriot Coal Corporation, which operates two mines in Union and Henderson counties, wants to modify their collective bargaining agreements with the United Mine Workers Association. Patriot will replace all health care benefits for retirees with a Voluntary Employee Benefit Association trust. Patriot doesn't plan to replace the health insurance program for current employees.</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 17:54:10 +0000 John Null 31568 at http://wkms.org Western Kentucky Coal Miners Could Lose Benefits in Bankruptcy Case