United Mine Workers of America http://wkms.org en Peabody Moves to End Obligations to UMWA Retirees http://wkms.org/post/peabody-moves-end-obligations-umwa-retirees <p>Peabody Energy Corp. wants a bankruptcy court to confirm that it can terminate its obligation to fund Patriot Coal’s retiree health care benefits.</p><p>Peabody is one of the largest private sector coal companies in the world and one of its many spin-offs is Patriot, which operates two mines in Union and Henderson counties.</p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:15:26 +0000 John Null 34945 at http://wkms.org Peabody Moves to End Obligations to UMWA Retirees Judge OKs Patriot Coal, Miners' Union Deal http://wkms.org/post/judge-oks-patriot-coal-miners-union-deal <p>Patriot Coal has a bankruptcy judge's go-ahead to enter into a new labor agreement with the nation's biggest miners' union, ending a long, acrimonious dispute.</p><p>U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kathy Surratt-States on Tuesday granted St. Louis-based Patriot's request to put in place the collective bargaining deal ratified Friday by the United Mine Workers of America.</p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:04:36 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 34162 at http://wkms.org Judge OKs Patriot Coal, Miners' Union Deal Patriot, Union Exchange Jabs Over Bankruptcy http://wkms.org/post/patriot-union-exchange-jabs-over-bankruptcy <p></p><p>Prospects of a mine workers' strike involving Patriot Coal are intensifying after <a href="http://wkms.org/post/judge-sides-patriot-coal-miners-plan-protests">a bankruptcy judge signed off on the company's push to abandon its labor agreement</a> with the United Mine Workers of America.</p><p>Patriot operates two mines in Union and Henderson counties in Kentucky.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:23:43 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 32041 at http://wkms.org Patriot, Union Exchange Jabs Over Bankruptcy Crowd Expected at Henderson UMWA Rally http://wkms.org/post/crowd-expected-henderson-umwa-rally <p></p><p>The United Mine Workers of America will stage a protest in Henderson Tuesday over Patriot Coal’s move to end its contract and reduce wages and benefits for active union members.</p><p>The UMWA will bring more than 30 busloads of supporters from around the Midwest and Appalachia to the Henderson County Courthouse in western Kentucky. <a href="http://wkms.org/post/judge-sides-patriot-coal-miners-plan-protests">A ruling by a federal bankruptcy judge last week</a> authorized Patriot to make a variety of financial moves during reorganization.</p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:07:34 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 31855 at http://wkms.org Crowd Expected at Henderson UMWA Rally