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UMWA Plans Huge Patriot Rally in W.Va. on Monday
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on March 27, 2013 @ 7:02PM
Created on March 27, 2013 @ 6:13PM
 
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The United Mine Workers of America is bringing as many as 5,000 people to Charleston to protest Monday outside the West Virginia offices of bankrupt Patriot Coal Corp.
 
The union has staged multiple protests in St. Louis and is running ads pressuring Patriot to abandon plans to shed some of its pension and benefit liabilities.
 
Some 23,000 retired miners and their dependents are affected.
 
UMWA spokesman Phil Smith says miners from southern West Virginia will drive to the Civic Center for a rally then march to Laidley Tower for another.
 
The union has 50 buses coming from seven states - Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia
 
Patriot wants to modify its collective bargaining agreement and create a trust fund for retiree health care benefits.
 

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