Monday, February 25, 2013
The Creve Coeur based energy concern is in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Patriot Coal has sent a letter to up to 1,000 non-union retirees notifying them that the company plans to "terminate" health care coverage. Patriot is in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings in federal court, which began in St. Louis late last month after union interests were successful in bringing the case here instead of in the New York City area. The St. Louis Business Journal reports that more union protests are expected downtown Tuesday at Peabody Energy's St. Louis headquarters to continue pressing the case that Peabody and Arch Coal set up Patriot as a way of ridding the companies of retirement obligations. Ten people were arrested in similar protests January 29.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Creve Coeur coal concern's bankruptcy proceedings began in federal court Tuesday.
Concerned about thousands of jobs and the fate of retirement benefits impacting thousands more, members of the United Mine Workers Association and other labor unions rallied across from the U.S. Federal Court building in downtown St. Louis Tuesday, on the first day of bankruptcy court proceedings for Creve Coeur-based Patriot Coal. The group then marched to Peabody Energy's Headquarters, where The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports ten people were arrested. View More Photos From Tuesday's Protest Read: Information about the bankruptcy proceedings Steve Earle, a Vice President in the UMWA told the courthouse crowd, which included workers and their families from as far away as Ohio and West Virginia, that they were there to "challenge a grave …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Seven protestors were at one point inside the company's Creve Coeur CityPlace office.
A trio of non-violent protest groups from Missouri and around the country have converged on Creve Coeur's Arch Coal headquarters to demonstrate against the firm's mining practices and economic policies. Creve Coeur Police said 25 people showed up at the company's CityPlace offices Tuesday morning and that 7 people were able to link themselves together using a form of piping and what appeared to be a device resembling a flower pot. By 5 p.m., the scene was cleared. Creve Coeur Police Sgt. Glen Williams said all seven were charged with trespassing and resisting arrest. Multiple crews from the Creve Coeur Fire Protection District, and St. Louis County Police were on hand to assist. A spokeswoman for the protest groups said they were here to…
Thursday, June 21, 2012
A company statement indicates cuts of more than 700 mining employees.
5:04 p.m. Update: Company spokeswoman Kim Link told Patch there were no reductions in Creve Coeur. Four positions in a corporate office in Kentucky were eliminated and that office is closing. 4:24 p.m. Update: Arch Coal has released the following statement: "We deeply value our people, and the decision to reduce personnel was made only after exhaustively reviewing other options and exploring opportunities to avoid this measure," said John W. Eaves, Arch's president and chief executive officer. "We sincerely regret the impact this announcement will have on our employees and their families as well as on the local communities where we operate. This decision was difficult but necessary in order to weather the current downturn and to …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Bloomberg News reports sales could bring in $600 million. A company spokeswoman declined comment.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
The Creve Coeur-based energy firm announced Steven Leer will retire in April but remain on the company's board of directors as chairman.
Arch Coal announced Monday morning that the only man the company has known as its Chief Executive Officer will step down from the post April 26. Steven Leer will retire, but remain chairman of the board of directors for the Creve Coeur energy concern. John W. Eaves, the company's president and chief operating officer will succeed Leer as CEO. In a statement, Leer said the move has been in the works since 2006, and praised Eaves' work on growing the company internationally. In that same statement, Eaves said, in part: "It will be an honor to lead Arch Coal and the thousands of employees who make this company great. Arch is exceptionally well positioned to capitalize on the rapid growth in energy demand around the world, and we will remain …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Each week, Patch finds businesses seeking to fill positions in town and in nearby communities. Here are five opportunities we found this week.
Who’s Hiring: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Location: Creve Coeur Job: Research Scientist Experience: Five years experience working in a core facility environment among other qualifications. To Apply: Visit the job listing for more information. Who’s Hiring: Arch Coal, Inc. Location: Creve Coeur Job: Communications Project Supervisor Experience: Five years of communications experience, among other qualifications. To Apply: Visit the job listing for more information. Who’s Hiring: Taco Bell Location: Maryland Heights Job: Hourly Team Member To Apply: Visit the job listing for more information. Who’s Hiring: Firestone Location: Florissant Job: Automotive Service Manager Category: Full Time Experience: Between one and four years To…
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals who have now won 11 championships.
11 in '11. Twitter afficianados have seen the hashtag a lot over the last month. Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals made it a reality, winning the franchise's 11th World Series title to end the 2011 season. What a wild ride it has been. You've heard about it all...a manager with shingles, the Tortoise, the Rally Squirrel, a bullpen rebuilt at the trade deadline, culminating with the hometown kid turning in NLCS and World Series MVP performances. You literally can't make this stuff up. Almost a month to the day the team won it all, a group of Patch editors attended a game at Busch. It happened to be the game against the Mets late in the regular season when the Cardinals lost a late inning lead to the New York Mets. Who could guess Jason Motte …
Friday, September 2, 2011
A look at Who's Hiring in the area this week
Each week, Creve Coeur Patch teams up with neighboring Patch sites to find businesses seeking to fill positions in town and in nearby communities. Here are five opportunities we found this week. Who’s Hiring: Molina Healthcare, Inc. Location: St. Louis Job: Compliance specialist Experience: Knowledge of managed care contractual and regulatory requirements for Medicaid and Medicare, a minimum three years prior experience working with a compliance program, and prior audit experience government programs managed health care is preferred, the job listing states. To Apply: Visit the job listing for more information. Who’s Hiring: Arch Coal, Inc. Location: St. Louis Job: Accounts payable clerk Experience: Three years experience in computerized …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Activists from around the country target firms based here.
When you talk to city leaders and business executives, they often cite Creve Coeur's easy access to restaurants and interstate highways as a sellling point for someone to set up shop around town. But on Monday, it was protesters who made their way to Creve Coeur. Self-described social and environmental justice activists joined union backers who separately had planned to march in a march to support striking Verizon workers on the eastern seaboard. Under a banner of "Midwest Rising", the activists joined the Verizon protest after standing out in front of Arch Coal's corporate headquarters in CityPlace. In pictures released by the activists, more than 20 people held signs saying "Hands Off Blair Mountain" and "Save Blair Mountain". Blair …