Raw: Patriot Coal miners, supporters rally again in St. Louis

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Associated Press

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 17 at 1:00 PM

ST. LOUIS -- Retired coal miners and their supporters on Monday were again rallying in downtown St. Louis in an ongoing dispute with Patriot Coal.

The rally was happened Monday morning in Kiener Plaza, with United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts taking part.

St. Louis-based Patriot wants to make significant changes to health benefits for retired miners and reduce pay and benefits for current miners. The company says the moves are necessary for survival.

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has given Patriot the go-ahead for its changes.

 

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