Thousands rallied in support of Patriot Coal miners and retirees whose face wage and benefits cuts in Henderson on Tuesday.
The rally in front of the courthouse wrapped up around noon. Many people 14 News spoke with are scared about the future, but after the rally are more hopeful that their voices will be heard.
"I was crushed, just crushed. I was like what am I going to do?" says Patricia Steward, the widow of miner.
Union County resident Patricia Steward says her late husband, Roger, worked in the mines for decades before dying of cancer in 2010. Patricia says Patriot Coal Corporation sent her the letter.
Jail officials say all of those arrested have bonded out of jail.
On Tuesday, UMWA members announced their plans to rally in St. Louis and West Virginia several more times before the end of September.
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