UMWA http://kcur.org en UMWA Workers Continue Protests Against Peabody Coal http://kcur.org/post/umwa-workers-continue-protests-against-peabody-coal <p>More than 1,000 United Mine Workers of America members were back in St. Louis Monday, the latest in a series of protests against Peabody Coal and its handling of their retirement and health care benefits.</p><p>St. Louis-based Peabody Coal spun off Patriot in 2007, and made it financially responsible for most retiree benefits. The rally is the first since a bankruptcy judge ruled last month that Patriot can impose sharp cuts in those benefits to get the company profitable again.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:21:43 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 38716 at http://kcur.org