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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]

 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]

This month in labour history

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]