patriot coal http://kbia.org en Judge OKs Patriot Coal, miners' union deal http://kbia.org/post/judge-oks-patriot-coal-miners-union-deal <p>Patriot Coal Corp. 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>The settlement restores most wage cuts that Patriot had sought as part of its reorganization. Pension benefits for thousands of retirees are maintained, and active employees will continue earning pension credit.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:16:41 +0000 Person: Associated Press 39147 at http://kbia.org Judge OKs Patriot Coal, miners' union deal Patriot Coal and United Mine Workers strike potential deal http://kbia.org/post/patriot-coal-and-united-mine-workers-strike-potential-deal <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The nation's biggest miners' union and Patriot Coal Co. say they have reached a potential settlement over the severity of wage and benefits cuts a bankruptcy judge had allowed the company to impose.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:16:00 +0000 Associated Press 38718 at http://kbia.org Patriot Coal and United Mine Workers strike potential deal Miners rally, again, to protest Patriot Coal bankruptcy http://kbia.org/post/miners-rally-again-protest-patriot-coal-bankruptcy More than a thousand United Mine Workers of America members were back in St. Louis on Monday, the latest in <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/miners-protest-st-louis-over-effects-patriot-coal-bankruptcy">a series of protests </a>against Peabody Energy and its handling of their &#160;retirement and health care benefits.<p>St. Louis-based Peabody created Patriot Coal Corp. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:28:53 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 35647 at http://kbia.org Miners rally, again, to protest Patriot Coal bankruptcy