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St. Mary's Med Ctr, union clash over efforts to organize 2018-08-14 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

Union workers vote to accept proposed contract from Special Metals 2018-08-14 [Herald-Dispatch]

Photos: Union workers picket outside Special Metals 2018-08-13 [Herald-Dispatch]

WV to Eliminate Workers’ Compensation Defense Division 2018-08-09 [Insurance Jrnl]

Lessons of the West Virginia teachers strike 2018-07-18 [NWLaborPress]

Teacher union leader reacts to Janus decision 2018-06-28 [Metro News]

Welder who died at Institute plant remembered as jack-of-all-trades 2018-06-19 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

Tecnocap workers continue strike near Wheeling 2018-06-18 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

We want answers, activists say after worker dies falling off uptown Charlotte tower 2018-05-31 [Charlotte Observer]

Tecnocap employee strike continues, unions hold solidarity rally 2018-05-30 [WTRF]

Union members hold solidarity rally in ongoing Tecnocap strike 2018-05-30 [WTOV]

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]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]