Company and Union Take Credit for Ethics Changes

1 decade 3 years 9 months ago Thursday, May 04 2006 May 4, 2006 Thursday, May 04, 2006 6:51:47 PM CDT May 04, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Officials with the United Mine Workers of America say new changes to Peabody Energy's code of ethics could help improve mine safety and working conditions in the U-S and China. The union says it pressured Peabody to make the changes to the code. Peabody disputes that claim. The company says the changes are a routine policy update. The miner's union has stepped up pressure in recent months to unionize mines run by Peabody, which is the biggest coal company in the world. The union plans to hold a rally tomorrow morning outside of Peabody's annual shareholder meeting in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton.

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