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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]