Thousands Gather at Kentucky Courthouse in Call for Justice for Miners: Peabody, Arch Coal Fingered as Villains in Patriot Coal

June 5, 2013

Declaring that a decision by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Kathy Surratt-States amounted to “curb service” for Patriot Coal, Cecil Roberts, president of the Mine Workers (UMWA), told a crowd of more than 4,000 gathered here that the union will never stop its campaign for justice for miners and retirees abandoned by Patriot and its creators, Peabody Energy and Arch Coal.

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