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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]

 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]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]