"But these corporate elites don't understand that Americans are tired of seeing the 1 percent line their pockets while the rest of us get kicked in the teeth," he said.
Peabody denies the union's claims, saying it's the victim of "unforeseen events" including the global financial crisis, new environmental regulations and a reduction in metallurgical coal prices.
The Charleston Police Department is advising residents and commuters of potential traffic congestion Monday morning in the hours leading up to and after the rally.
According to the UMWA, buses will begin arriving at the Civic Center at 8:30 a.m. to drop off individuals participating in the rally.
The rally begins at 10 a.m. at the Civic Center and will last until 11:30 a.m., when members will begin the march to Laidley Tower. The second portion of the rally at Laidley Tower is expected to begin at 12:15 p.m.
Officers with the Charleston Police Department will close off streets to accommodate the march and rally.
Officers plan to close Clendenin Street between Quarrier and Lee streets beginning at 11 a.m. Remaining streets will be closed off once the march begins at approximately 11:30 a.m.
According to Charleston Police, union members will march down Clendenin Street to Virginia Street, then turn east on Virginia Street and proceed to Court Street until they arrive at Laidley Tower.
Police advise that traffic on side streets, Virginia and Lee streets will be stopped long enough to allow marchers to pass and be re-opened as soon as possible.
Court Street between Lee and Washington Streets in front of Laidley Tower will be closed until the rally ends at about 1 p.m.
After the rally, attendees will walk back on Washington Street to Reynolds Street and across Lee Street to the rear lot of the Civic Center to return to their vehicles. Police plan to stop traffic on those portions of the road to accommodate the attendees.