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CHARLESTON, W.VA – Faith leaders and elected officials joined thousands of active and retired union members, families and concerned citizens today, marching to the offices of Patriot Coal in downtown Charleston, West Virginia.  Sixteen labor leaders, clergy and UMWA members were arrested during a non-violent protest in front of Patriot headquarters at Laidley Tower on Lee Street in Charleston.

Today’s march and rally, sponsored by the United Mine Workers of American (UMWA), supports the union’s  Fairness at Patriot campaign to save health care for retired mine workers and secure decent wages, health care, and working conditions for active miners.