Ratification Vote Coming Up for UMWA

Some resolution for those with eyes on the coal industry. The United Mine Workers of America announced Monday that the union reached a settlement with Patriot Coal. The UMWA said in a news release that the agreement came with new terms and conditions of employment and after several weeks of negotiations, they have something that can be taken to the membership for ratification. The union said it was able to restore, or at least improve upon things like wages, health care benefits, paid time off, and pensions. The vote is set to happen Aug. 16.