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Deal reached between Patriot and UMWA

Local - 8/16/2013 9:52 PM by Courtney Rosemond
TRIANGLE, VA. - United Mine Workers of America ratify a settlement with Patriot Coal.

Members of UMWA who work at Patriot Coal operations in West Virginia and Kentucky Friday ratified a settlement the union reached with the company late last week that makes significant improvements in terms and conditions of employment over a federal Bankruptcy Judge's order from last May.The final tally was 85% in favor to 15% opposed.

Members from 13 local unions participated in the vote, which was overseen by UMWA local union tellers and conducted at worksites.

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