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Miners' union to endorse two more Democrats in coal country 2018-03-23 [Reuters]

Lessons from rednecks and dumb bunnies 2018-03-23 [Boulder Weekly]

Teachers strike awakened 'Sleeping Giant' of labor activism for teachers across the U.S. 2018-03-21 [Alternet]

Frontier Files Injunction Against Union Members on Strike 2018-03-17 [WV Pub Bdcasting]

Judge grants restraining order against striking Frontier employees 2018-03-17 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

CWA discusses injunction sought against striking Frontier workers 2018-03-17 [News Ctr]

‘A Remarkable Victory for the Labor Movement’ 2018-03-16 [FAIR]

Local union members say they're locked out of work 2018-03-16 [WTRF]

Cold weather, lack of pay doesn't deter Frontier strikers 2018-03-14 [WVVA]

Job security: Frontier Communications workers continue with strike 2018-03-12 [Bluefield Daily Telegraph]

West Virginia Union Leaders Praise Members, Thank Community 2018-03-12 [Intelligencer]

Rampant Ignorance of What a School Should Be 2018-03-12 [Gadfly on the Wall]

Statewide teacher, school worker strike makes history, sparks renewed union support 2018-03-12 [WVNews]

New Scalawag Journal: Learning from the West Virginia Strike Leaders 2018-03-11 [Diane Ravitch]

These workers scored a raise through social media 2018-03-10 [The Post]

AFGE stands in solidarity with striking CWA communications workers 2018-03-10 [AFGE]

Teachers revive a proud labor heritage 2018-03-10 [The Sentinel]

Frontier workers continue strike in Martinsburg 2018-03-09 [HM Media]

Union workers fighting for their future at Frontier 2018-03-09 [WTRF]

The West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Reader 2018-03-08 [Rank and File]

Frontier, CWA talks at impasse 2018-03-08 [Martinsburg Jrnl]

As WV strike winds down, angry teachers look to bolster progressives in elections 2018-03-08 [Intercept]

As one strike ends, another begins: Frontier workers seek job security amid layoffs 2018-03-08 [Record Delta]

Republicans Pull a Fast One: Introduce Bill to Lower Standards for Teachers, Eliminate State Education Department 2018-03-08 [Diane Ravitch]

The WV option 2018-03-08 [Labor Notes]

West Virginia shows that we can fight back and win. We talk to two teachers to assess the tentative settlement and what comes next 2018-03-07 [Jacobin]

West Virginia teachers, state workers to receive 5 percent raise 2018-03-07 [Christian Sci Monitor]

Man arrested after allegedly pulling gun on striking Frontier worker 2018-03-07 [The Gazette-Mail]

West Virginia Teachers Get Their Raise but Republicans Vow to Have Their Revenge 2018-03-07 [Splinter]

West Virginia Raises Teachers’ Pay to End Statewide Strike 2018-03-06 [NYTimes]

Striking West Virginia teachers show the way 2018-03-06 [Rank and File]

“There Is No Illegal Strike, Just an Unsuccessful One” 2018-03-06 [Jacobin]

I am a coal miner’s daughter and a West Virginia teacher. Here’s why I’m on strike. 2018-03-06 [PBS]

Frontier Communications workers on strike all across West Virginia 2018-03-06 [WVNews]

Is the West Virginia teachers' strike the future of American labor? 2018-03-06 [CNN]

The Rising Ghosts of Labor in the West Virginia Teacher Strike 2018-03-06 [NY Times]

The Rising Ghosts of Labor in the West Virginia Teacher Strike 2018-03-06 [NYTimes]

Two Strikes, One Struggle: The Significance of the New Communications Workers Strike 2018-03-05 [libcom.org]

UPDATE: Senators and Delegates to work to compromise on teacher pay raise; strike continues 2018-03-05 [WBOY]

WV has been the site of mass labor militancy many times before. Here are some of the highlights 2018-03-05 [Jacobin]

Unions mull legal action after wrong bill passed; schools remain closed Monday 2018-03-05 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

Frontier Communications workers on strike 2018-03-05 [Register-Herald]

Teacher strike could have repercussions for state Republicans 2018-03-05 [State Journal]

Teachers, service workers and public employees have good reason to worry about their health insurance 2018-03-05 [WCMetroNews]

Teachers prepare for day eight of strike 2018-03-05 [WJHL]

Frontier workers on strike to stop outsourcing of jobs 2018-03-05 [Bluefield Daily Telegraph]

Frontier communications workers on strike 2018-03-05 [WVMetroNews]

Send a Pizza to the Striking Teachers in West Virginia! 2018-03-05 [Diane Ravitch]

WV Teachers STRIKE Fund 2018-03-05 [WV Working Families Party]

Teachers strike stretches into a new week with no end in sight 2018-03-05 [Think Progress]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]