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The dispute between St. Louis-based Patriot Coal and the United Mine Workers of America appears to be over.
"After several weeks of nearly around-the-clock negotiations, I believe we have reached something that can be taken to the membership for ratification," UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts said in a statement. He would not release details of the settlement until after the ratification vote, which is scheduled for Friday.
A union spokesman says the settlement does not alter plans for a previously scheduled rally in downtown St. Louis on Tuesday.
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