Patriot Coal Was Set Up To Fail, Union Leader Says

Law360, New York (August 29, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT) -- The head of the United Mine Workers of America International on Tuesday accused former Patriot Coal Corp. parent Arch Coal of dooming the company for bankruptcy in a 2005 spinoff that saddled it with long-term liabilities it couldn't sustain.

UMWA President Cecil E. Roberts said in a speech before thousands of members in Evansville, Ind., that the union would do “whatever it takes” to protect the benefits of active workers and retirees and their families during Patriot's Chapter 11 restructuring, which it blamed on the 2005...
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