Arguments got underway today over the fate of healthcare and pension benefits for unionized...

|By:, SA News Editor
Arguments got underway today over the fate of healthcare and pension benefits for unionized Patriot Coal (PCXCQ.OB) workers as thousands of miners rallied against proposed cuts. Patriot contends former parent Peabody Energy (BTU) is still on the hook for liabilities Patriot assumed when it was spun off from BTU in 2007; the companies must show the cuts are necessary for survival.