January 29, 2013
Retired Peabody miner Steven Crooks, left, 63, of Winslow, Ind. holds a sign up during a protest by the United Mine Workers of America, in front of the federal courthouse in St. Louis before marching to Peabody Energy headquarters on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Ten union mine workers have been arrested following a protest outside Peabody Energy headquarters. Workers and retirees were seeking to draw attention to what they consider poor treatment from Patriot Coal Corp., a company spun off from Peabody five years ago. A hearing on Patriot's bankruptcy was Tuesday in St. Louis. Mine workers said the protest was a bid to save health care and pension benefits that could be stripped away in Chapter 11 proceedings. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Stephanie S. Cordle)
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The president of the United Mine Workers of America and nine other union members were arrested Tuesday while protesting outside the St. Louis headquarters of Peabody Energy, one of the companies the union accuses of orchestrating business deals that bankrupted Patriot Coal.
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