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2013-11-20 08:20:49

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday the State House voted in favor of an amendment which links the transportation funding bill to attacks on the wages of middle class workers in Pennsylvania, by increasing the State's prevailing wage threshold from $25,000 to $100,000. "The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO has always been in favor of a robust, and sustainable transportation funding initiative," remarked President Rick Bloomingdale. "However, we are deeply...

2013-09-23 20:21:40

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today announced that the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) had previously rejected an offer in settlement of all claims with the UMWA, payable over 15 years, which could also have been used to provide 3,100 Patriot Coal retirees with lifetime healthcare benefits comparable to those of Peabody's active corporate employees. Senior Vice President of Global Investor and Corporate Relations Vic Svec said that the...

2013-08-27 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. was arrested today in St. Louis, Mo. as he stood in solidarity with members of the United Mine Workers of America in their fight to protect the pensions and health care benefits of retirees of the Peabody Energy Corp. and its Patriot Coal Corp. spin-off company. "I am proud to stand with these brave workers who for years put their lives on the line while Peabody padded its own bottom line,"...

2013-08-12 12:22:29

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) today announced that its signatory subsidiaries have reached a consensual agreement with the United Mine Workers of America regarding their collective bargaining agreements and the provision of healthcare benefits for UMWA-represented retirees. "This represents the successful conclusion of a difficult negotiation in which both the UMWA leadership and Patriot management have invested many long days. Both...

2013-06-12 20:21:26

ST. LOUIS, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (OTC: PCXCQ) responded today to the press release issued by the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) concerning negotiations between Patriot and the UMWA. Contrary to the UMWA's assertion, Patriot has not "walked out" of negotiations with the UMWA. In fact, the Company only learned that next week's planned negotiating meetings were cancelled from the UMWA's press release. Patriot continues to be ready to reach a...

2012-11-05 16:21:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- John Pippy, CEO of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance, today (Nov. 5) issued the following statement in response to comments made about the Presidential campaign by Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO: "Barack Obama says that creating and enforcing environmental standards so extreme that no company has the technology to meet them will mean cleaner air tomorrow. The problem is that Obama's energy policies are costing jobs today. In response to the 148...

2012-10-22 19:20:13

STANVILLE, Ky., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The United for Coal movement held their rally in support of coal on October 13, 2012. This event was attended by local area miners and their families and supporters of coal mining. A local resident flew his helicopter over the event to take photographs. Also, Eric C. Conn had a plane flown over the event to encourage support with a banner about United for Coal. Eric C. Conn, and many individuals, believe the EPA's all-out assault against coal...

2012-10-10 15:21:04

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Walt Helmick 's commitment to develop former surface mine locations as agricultural sites has gained him the endorsement of the United Mine Workers of America in his race for Commissioner of Agriculture. "Walt Helmick's desire to promote agriculture-based jobs at former mine sites and economic development throughout West Virginia helps miners and everyone else who live in rural areas," Ted Hapney, Southeast regional...

2012-05-01 06:22:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Monroe Energy, LLC has agreed to acquire ConocoPhillips' Delaware County complex that includes pipelines and transportation for the delivery of jet fuel to Delta's operations throughout the Northeast. As much of Southeastern Pennsylvania fell under a damp and dreary day, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale remarked, "I see blue skies ahead," when...

2011-09-27 17:50:00

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced that its signatory subsidiaries have signed new agreements with the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) effective July 1, 2011 and extending through 2016. The contracts are substantially the same as the National Bituminous Coal Wage Agreement negotiated earlier this year by the Bituminous Coal Operators Association with the UMWA. "We are pleased to sign these agreements well ahead of the...