Miners Union Ratifies Labor Deal With Patriot Coal

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 5:46 PM EDT) -- The United Mine Workers of America members ratified a deal with Patriot Coal Corp. that will improve wages and benefits for union workers after a bankruptcy judge previously approved substantial cutbacks, the union announced Monday.

With 85 percent of votes cast in favor of the deal, the miners have made up some of the benefits they lost in the May ruling that authorized the reductions, which the company said were necessary to save $150 million annually.

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