Miners Protest Patriot Coal Benefit Cuts

Law360, Wilmington (February 13, 2013, 10:10 PM EST) -- More than 1,000 miners protested Wednesday in St. Louis over potential benefit cuts for Patriot Coal Corp. retirees, one day after the bankrupt coal company proposed paying more than $5 million in retention bonuses to key employees.

Ten people were arrested at the demonstration outside the headquarters of Patriot’s former parent, Peabody Energy Corp., according to a statement from the United Mine Workers of America union, which organized the protest.

The UMWA contends that Peabody and Arch Coal spun off units that later merged to create...
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