Click on the image to see details about how UMWA active and retired members, their families, and supporters are fighting for fairness at Patriot!
Watch the Rally
Click on the image to watch the Fairness at Patriot rallies on fairnessatpatriot.org. Also be sure to check out our live rally blog.
“Fired Up” TV ad
Click on the image to view the new Fairness At Patriot television ad now airing in St. Louis.
Click on the image to view our new “Workers’ Lives” page telling the story of female coal miner Alana Green.
Temple University Study
Click on the image to view study by Dr. Bruce Rader, Professor of Finance at Temple University, analyzing the effects of the Patriot spin-off.
Patriot Coal was created by Peabody Energy in 2007 with the specific purpose of allowing Peabody Energy and Arch Coal to shed its long-term health care obligations to its retirees and their families. Saddled with too much debt and too little production to keep pace with its debt load, Patriot is seeking to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The UMWA is fighting back every step of the way. The real culprits in this scheme, Peabody Energy and Arch Coal, have made hundreds of millions the last few years while Patriot has lost millions. We are working to make Peabody and Arch accept their share of the obligations to those who literally put their lives and their health on the line every day they go to work.