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4:57 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Bankruptcy Affects More Than Patriot Coal's Retired Miners

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 1:04 pm

Retired miners are converging on St. Louis Tuesday for a union rally to protest a proposed cut in health benefits. Patriot Coal is in bankruptcy and has asked a federal judge to allow it to shed most of the health coverage for nearly 10,000 retired miners. But most of those miners never worked a day for Patriot.