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Religious-labor group says Patriot at war with the old and ill

Religious-labor group says Patriot at war with the old and ill

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Interfaith Worker Justice and the Religious Leaders for Coalfield Justice claim that Arch and Peabody Coal are waging a war on the aging, ill and disabled.

The groups convened at a meeting in Charleston on April 9 to hear testimony of workers who are struggling under the possibility of losing retiree benefits as Patriot Coal goes through bankruptcy proceedings. The United Mine Workers of America has claimed that the progenitor company – Peabody Coal – purposely placed weak assets and crippling liabilities into the spinoff that created Patriot in 2007.

Read the full article from the State Journal