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2013-10-10 08:22:41

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. ("Arch") (NYSE: ACI) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Guffy property from Patriot Coal Corporation ("Patriot") for $16 million in cash. The Guffy reserves are owned in-fee, are contiguous to Arch's Tygart Valley reserves and the Leer mine, and are of comparable quality to Leer's high-volatile "A" metallurgical coal reserves. The addition of the Guffy reserves will enable Arch to recover up to...

2013-10-10 00:20:18

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Patriot Coal and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) to resolve all issues related to Patriot's bankruptcy. "Peabody has continued to fund healthcare benefits for retirees during Patriot's bankruptcy proceedings," said Peabody Energy Executive Vice President Law, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary Alexander C. Schoch. "We are pleased to resolve the...

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...

2013-09-17 12:22:58

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Mine Workers of America Local 1924 has ratified a new six-year agreement that is effective for represented employees at the Kayenta Mine in Arizona where approximately 98 percent of the hourly workforce is Native American. The agreement has provisions that will allow for efficiency improvements and includes wage increases and enhancements for a variety of benefit programs. The Kayenta Mine supplies fuel to the Navajo Generating...

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,"...

2012-11-27 12:23:53

ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Coal Corporation announces massive call backs and hiring of miners in Southwest Virginia, Southern West Virginia, and Eastern Kentucky. The company has worked over the last month with several customers to secure coal orders to be able to save jobs as well as reopen mines closed earlier this year. Southern Coal has entered into a multi year agreement with one of the nation's largest utility providers, American Electric Power. Jim and...

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...

2012-03-26 06:22:30

UMW To FTC: "Scrutinize This Proposed Acquisition To Make Sure That It Does Not Result In Higher Health Costs For America's Working Families" WASHINGTON, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Preserve Community Pharmacy Access NOW! (PCPAN) coalition today applauded the United Mine Workers (UMW) for raising concern about the proposed merger between Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) and Medco Health Solutions, two pharmacy benefit management (PBM) companies. In a letter to the Federal...

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...

2011-09-01 15:24:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) (Paris: CLF) announced today that the Company has concluded its local issue bargaining with the United Mine Workers (UMW), on the new five-and-a-half year labor contract that will cover approximately 800 UMW workers at Cliffs' Pinnacle and Oak Grove mines in West Virginia and Alabama, respectively. Cliffs indicated that the agreement is essentially identical to an agreement reached by the Bituminous Coal...