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Dozens of union workers target illegal labor in WV 2019-04-16 [WTRF]

Teamsters Local 175 joins WV AFL-CIO 2019-03-14 [Herald-Dispatch]

W.Va. judge strikes down key portions of state RTW legislation 2019-03-01 [HMMedia]

WV Judge Rules Private Sector Unions are Entitled to Collect Dues, Fees, and Assessments From Non-Union Employees 2019-03-01 [Natl Law Rev]

W.Va. teachers end strike after no action on doomed bill 2019-02-21 [AP]

The New WV Strike Is Not About Pay: It’s About Charters and Vouchers and the Fight for Public Education 2019-02-21 [Diane Ravitch]

WV teachers to continue strike, in charter schools fight 2019-02-20 [WSAU]

The Latest: Teachers to strike a 2nd day in West Virginia 2019-02-20 [Charlotte Observer]

Despite demise of anti-union bill, W.Va. teachers to strike for 2nd day 2019-02-20 [KXNET]

West Virginia Teachers Strike Again 2019-02-20 [Jacobin]

Striking West Virginia teachers push lawmakers to drop measures expanding charter schools and private school vouchers 2019-02-19 [Washington Post]

 VIDEO W.Va. union leaders holding news conference to announce next move after bill killed 2019-02-19 [WCHS]

WV teachers unions call for strike over education bill 2019-02-19 [ABC]

W.Va. teachers’ unions call for strike over education bill they view as retaliation 2019-02-19 [Washington Post]

Union leaders announce teachers strike 2019-02-19 [WTRF]

Have You Heard The Buzz? Displaced Coal Workers Follow In Tradition of Appalachian Apiculture 2019-02-18 [Clean Technica]

WV teachers, school employees authorize statewide work action 2019-02-11 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

Before Black Lung, The Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster Killed Hundreds 2019-01-21 [NPR]

Prison officer suing after working without pay 2019-01-09 [CNN]

Coca-Cola Consolidated workers shut down WV distribution 2018-11-11 [WTRF]

Coca-Cola distributor provokes statewide shutdown 2018-11-10 [WV News]

Band of brothers and sisters: Mineworkers at Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place 2018-11-04 [Exponent Telegram]

Large West Virginia Coal Mine, Pinnacle Mine, With 400 Workers Closing 2018-10-14 [USNews]

Postal Union Workers Rally at Sen. Manchin's Campaign Headquarters 2018-10-10 [WOWK]

Gov Justice commits $100 million to PEIA, offers teachers raise 2018-10-03 [Herald-Dispatch]

Coca-Cola bottling company workers in Bluefield authorize a strike 2018-10-01 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

West Virginia poverty gets worse under Trump economy, not better 2018-09-29 [MoneyWatch]

West Virginia Teachers Launch Rank-and-File Caucus: WV United 2018-09-22 [Labor Notes]

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]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]