United Mine Workers of America http://news.stlpublicradio.org en UMWA Brings Protest To Arch Coal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/umwa-brings-protest-arch-coal <P>A fight over retiree health benefits landed in front of Arch Coal’s Creve Coeur headquarters Tuesday morning.</P> <P>The United Mine Workers of America union argues Arch and Peabody Energy both bear responsibility for 10,000 miners’ health benefits jeopardized in another company’s bankruptcy.</P> <P>St. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:43:05 +0000 Maria Altman 28680 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org UMWA Brings Protest To Arch Coal Union Miners Protest Peabody In St. Louis Again, This Time, With Crosses http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/union-miners-protest-peabody-st-louis-again-time-crosses <p></p><p>Hundreds of retired and current union miners from across the country descended on St. Louis on Tuesday to protest Peabody Energy and the potential loss of their pension plans.</p><p>Most of the miners worked for either Peabody Energy or Arch Coal, but their benefits are threatened by the bankruptcy of Patriot Coal last year. Patriot was spun off from Peabody in 2007, along with the healthcare obligations of many Peabody and Arch Coal employees.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:03:22 +0000 Sean Sandefur & Maria Altman 25488 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Union Miners Protest Peabody In St. Louis Again, This Time, With Crosses Thousands Protest Patriot Coal In West Virginia http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/thousands-protest-patriot-coal-west-virginia <p>Police are warning motorists of traffic congestion and diversions Monday as the United Mine Workers of America protests Patriot Coal's bankruptcy reorganization plan in West Virginia.</p><p>Some 5,000 participants are expected to begin arriving at the Civic Center in Charleston around 9 a.m. The UMWA says people from southern West Virginia will drive in, and 50 buses are carrying people from seven states.</p><p>Participants will rally at 11:30 a.m. at Laidley Tower, where Patriot's West Virginia offices are located.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:21:15 +0000 The Associated Press 25008 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Thousands Protest Patriot Coal In West Virginia