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On December 6, 1907 the Monongah Mining Disaster in West Virginia killed at least 362 workers but probably over 500. This remains the most deadly mining disaster in American history. Coal mining was a tremendously dangerous industry. It also required a lot of workers in a nation dependent on burning coal, both for industry and […]

Strikes Work

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On February 19, 2019

Boom! West Virginia's educators just won their strike! A few minutes ago, they forced the House to kill the Republicans' pro-privatization bill, 53-45. Strikes work — check out this video of

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Back to the Picket Line!

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On February 19, 2019
West Virginia teachers, whose strike last spring started the teachers’ strike wave of the last year, are back on the picket line thanks to the Republican state legislature seeking its revenge against the teachers: West Virginia public school teachers are striking over a new bill that paves the way for charter schools and private school […]

The Wages of Coal

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On December 9, 2018

West Virginia definitely needs to double down on coal: Each morning Tina Coleman turns her faucet, she waits to see what color the water will be when, or if, it flows out. Some days it’s blue or gre

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West Virginia Mine Wars Museum

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On November 29, 2017
Yesterday was so-called Giving Tuesday. So I want to ask you all a favor. Over the last 6 plus years, I have provided you with a lot of free labor history and labor coverage that you don’t get too many other places, even on the left internet. The number of progressive blogs with anyone dedicated […]
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Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish

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On August 3, 2017
West Virginia governor Jim Justice, once a Republican, then an opportunistic “Democrat,” and now a Trumpist Republican, can go do anatomically impossible things to himself. Mr. Justice said he would officially change his voter registration on Friday. “I will tell you with lots of prayers and lots of thinking, today I will tell you as […]
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