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Disgraced Coal Baron Don Blankenship Is Running for Senate in WV. Was in prison earlier this year for conspiracy to commit mine safety violations 2017-11-30 [Mother Jones]

State policy advocates oppose tax reform, urge Capito to reject bill 2017-11-22 [WV Metro News]

Supreme Court upholds lower court’s decision to deny a motion to intervene in right-to-work suits 2017-11-04 [WV Record]

Kroger union workers to continue demonstrations during negotiations 2017-10-21 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

Why are so-called ‘Right to Work’ laws actually really bad? 2017-09-28 [Record Delta]

State Supreme Court vacates pro-union injunction in RTW case 2017-09-16 [WVRecord]

RTW injunction overturned 2017-09-16 [News and Sentinel]

WV Working Families Party formed in state to support progressive candidates 2017-09-09 [Montgomery Herald]

State Supreme Court hears arguments on right-to-work case 2017-09-06 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

Unions continue challenge of 'right-to-work' law 2017-09-06 [Herald-Dispatch]

Working Families Party sets launch 2017-08-27 [Graf WV]

Latest coal death brings renewed call for mine safety action 2017-08-27 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

Labor commissioner quits Justice administration 2017-08-21 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

State High Court Excludes Inmates From Workers Comp 2017-06-13 [USNews]

Supreme Court sets date to hear right-to-work law arguments 2017-05-27 [WV Record]

RTW Injunction Opposed by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey 2017-03-11 [Intelligencer]

Huntington firefighters' union rejects city's labor contract 2017-03-11 [Herald-Dispatch]

Workers need additional protections 2017-01-07 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

Union issues strike notice to WVU Hospitals 2016-12-24 [WDTV]

Proponents of the Affordable Care Act rallied across state and the nation on Tuesday 2016-12-21 [Your4State]

Labor’s uphill battle to stop right-to-work in WV 2016-12-05 [MetroNews]

State Supreme Court rules against unions in teacher definition case 2016-11-03 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

Union group files complaint over RTW mailers 2016-11-02 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

Labor pushes back hard again RTW and prevailing wage 2016-10-31 [Metro News]

Anti-union group not reporting political activity in WV 2016-10-30 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

Union organizers take the stand in labor hearing 2016-09-22 [Register-Herald]

Overtime pay at issue in hospital labor complaint 2016-09-21 [Register-Herald]

Union says Europtec lockout could cost the company hundreds of thousands 2016-09-20 [WDTV]

Dominion workers return to work under no-strike agreement 2016-09-17 [WDTV]

Dominion, union enter agreement to end lockout 2016-09-15 [Loudoun Times-Mirror]

Dominion lockout continues; no date set for new negotiations 2016-09-14 [Exponent Telegram]

Dominion lockout continues 2016-09-13 [WDTV]

Union Gas Workers Locked Out of Dominion Jobs 2016-09-10 [WVPB]

Union reps, workers hope federal mediator helps end lockout 2016-09-09 [Metro]

Dominion Union Employees Locked Out 2016-09-08 [Intelligencer]

Annual Labor Day picnic honors fallen workers 2016-09-04 [Exponent Telegram]

State Supreme Court likely to take up right-to-work 2016-08-12 [Charleston Gazette-Mail]

Judge blocks enforcement of right-to-work law 2016-08-12 [Bluefield Daily Telegraph]

Kanawha circuit judge issues preliminary injunction on RTW 2016-08-11 [Metro News]

Teamsters, Labor Win Injunction Suspending Right-to-Work 2016-08-11 [Teamsters]

Right-to-work challenge hearing is scheduled 2016-08-10 [Daily Progress]

Union claims Clarksburg glassware company Europtec illegally locked out employees Monday 2016-07-11 [Metro News]

Union electricians donate time and expertise to flood victims 2016-07-11 [Metro News]

Newest RTW state is not like the others: Ranking the weakest labor states 2016-07-03 [Bloomberg]

Unions Challenge WV RTW 2016-06-30 [Bloomberg]

Eleven state labor unions file lawsuits challenging 'right-to-work' law (update) 2016-06-28 [Herald-Dispatch]

Murray Energy, miners union reach deal 2016-06-25 [Herald-Dispatch]

New RTW law to take effect 2016-05-22 [Herald-Dispatch]

AFL-CIO, Others Launching Legal Challenge of Right to Work 2016-05-11 [AFL-CIO]

Labor Unions Will Sue Over Right-to-Work Law 2016-05-10 [WV Pub Bdcasting]

This month in labour history

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

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

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

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

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

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]