Patriot Coal, Union Miners' Contract Gets Judge's Approval
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kathy Surratt-States granted Patriot's request to approve the new agreement, which was ratified Friday by UMWA members with a vote of 85 percent in favor, a Patriot representative said. Judge Surratt-States had previously approved substantial cutbacks to the workers' wages and benefits.
With the approval of the deal,...
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