30 people arrested during miners' union protest against Patriot Coal in W.Va.

  • by: VICKI SMITH , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 9, 2013 - 3:25 PM

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Thirty people were arrested Tuesday as some 5,000 coal miners and their families protested bankrupt Patriot Coal Corp.'s plans to cut benefits, a plan the United Mine Workers of America says amounts to a broken promise to tens of thousands of workers who made Patriot's predecessor companies profitable for decades.

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