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Machinists strike continues in West Virginia, USA 2018-05-10 [IndustriALL]

WV Teachers Won Their Strike. Now, They’re Rebuilding the Local Economy 2018-05-07 [Am Prospect]

Workers at Tecnocap enter week 3 of strike 2018-04-25 [WTOV]

Teachers strike a turning point for labor? 2018-04-02 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

Will WV teachers remember in November? For more info 2018-04-01 [WV Gazette-Mail]

Frontier, union agreement has 100 percent job security for WV workers 2018-03-29 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

West Virginia Teachers Learned from 1970s Miners 2018-03-29 [Labor Notes]

Frontier's CWA workers end strike, reach new agreement 2018-03-28 [Fierce Telecom]

Frontier, CWA reach contract agreement: Union workers return to jobs Wednesday 2018-03-27 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

When Professionals Rise Up, More Than Money Is at Stake 2018-03-26 [NYTimes]

Coal miners union to endorse two West Virginia Dems 2018-03-25 [Axios]

Striking workers rally in front of Frontier headquarters 2018-03-25 [MetroNews]

CWA workers hold rally for jobs at Frontier 2018-03-25 [WCHS]

Frontier workers rally in WV as strike enters third week 2018-03-25 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

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]

This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]