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The United Mine Workers of America announced Monday that it has reached a settlement with bankrupt Patriot Coal on new terms and conditions of employment. A statement from the union said the settlement "makes significant improvements over what federal Bankruptcy Judge Kathy Surratt-States ordered on May 29, and what Patriot implemented on July 1."

"After several weeks of nearly around-the-clock negotiations, I believe we have reached something that can be taken to the membership for ratification," UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts said in the statement.