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WV Kroger Workers Staging Protests Over Union Contract 2020-10-02 [UFCW]

Rally for Racial and Economic Justice set for eastern panhandle Sunday 2020-09-20 [Local DVM]

Reopening Of Mine Wars Museum Includes Uncovered History 2020-09-12 [WV Public Broadcasting]

Cabell Huntington Hospital Nurses and Technical Workers Cite Substantial Community Support As Contract Negotiations Continue 2020-08-31 [SEIU District 1199]

WV To Pay Unemployed Workers An Additional $400 Weekly Benefit 2020-08-30 [CBS]

Grocery workers are still on frontline of COVID-19 2020-08-29 [WV Gazette]

WV healthcare workers gather at state capitol to end racial stigmas in medical practices 2020-06-21 [WOWK]

WV AFL-CIO rescinds endorsement of Justice Hutchison after right to work decision 2020-04-23 [MetroNews]

Legal fight over right-to-work returns to state Supreme Court 2020-01-22 [Independent Herald]

Commission declines to recognize proposed EMS union 2020-01-12 [Herald-Dispatch]

W.Va. county voting on resolution to deny EMS union recognition 2020-01-10 [EMS1]

Commission resolution would deny EMS employee union recognition 2020-01-09 [Herald-Dispatch]

WV pipeline company ordered to issue $242K in back pay, damages 2019-12-25 [WV Gazette-Mail]

Blackjewel miners get more of their pay as Labor Dept. acts against bankrupt company 2019-10-26 [WV Public Broadcasting]

Huntington Hospital Affiliates with SIEU 2019-10-10 [Huntington News]

Registered nurses at Cabell Huntington Hospital announce plans for a union 2019-10-10 [WSAZ]

Blackjewel miners protest after bankruptcy leaves them without pay or health benefits 2019-08-02 [CNBC]

8 a.m.: Battle of Blair Mountain, Blair, WV 2019-07-24 [Williamson Daily News]

Jan Resseger: WV Teachers Keep Fighting Charters and Vouchers 2019-06-08 [Diane Ravitch]

Right-to-work lawsuit could be argued in front of WV Supreme Court this year 2019-04-21 [WV News]

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]

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]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [more]

13-10-1934 The American Federation of Labor votes to boycott all products made in Germany in order to protest Nazi antagonism towards German unions. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]