Old Hills And Old Folks Resist The Mountain Valley Pipeline

By Appalachians Against Pipelines, Popular Resistance. -

Bent Mountain, VA - On Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 5:30 A.M., Deborah Kushner, Alan Moore, and Bridget Kelley locked themselves in and to a broken down vehicle on Honeysuckle Road, blocking [...]

Volvo Truck Workers In Virginia Return To The Picket Lines

By David North, WSWS. -

Following Sunday’s massive repudiation of the second sellout contract negotiated by the pro-corporate United Auto Workers, 3,000 workers at the Volvo Truck North America’s New River Valley Plant [...]

After Strike, Workers Resoundingly Reject Contract At Volvo Truck Plant

By Jane Slaughter, Labor Notes. -

The 2,900 members of UAW Local 2069 had voted by 98 percent to authorize a strike; they hit the bricks April 17. Though union officials were close-mouthed about bargaining goals, rank and filers [...]

Shareholders Demand Dominion Energy Clean Up Its Reporting

By Freeda Cathcart, Blue Virginia. -

Shareholders have submitted a resolution calling on Dominion Energy to fully disclose its lobbying efforts. The resolution will be voted on Wednesday morning at Dominion’s annual meeting.  When [...]

Women Run 415 Miles To Protest The Mountain Valley Pipeline

By Lindsay Cayne, WDBJ7. -

Bent Mountain, VA - The Mountain Valley Pipeline protest community came together Sunday at the Bent Mountain Center to thank and commend three women who are running and cycling alongside the MVP [...]

Pipeline Protesters Charged With ‘Felony Kidnapping,’ Held Without Bond

By Appalachians Against Pipelines, Popular Resistance. -

Maybrook, VA — On Friday 4/30/21 at 10:30 AM, Mountain Valley Pipeline protester Thomas Adams blocked a pipe truck just before it crossed a bridge over Sinking Creek in Giles County, and locked [...]

Virginia Votes To Legalize Marijuana

By Joshua Espinoza, Complex.com. -

Virginia has become the first southern state to legalize marijuana. On Wednesday, the state’s Democratic-controlled Legislature voted to approve Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed amendments to a [...]

Virginia Finalizes $3.7 Billion Deal To Acquire Train Tracks

By Jordan Pascale, DCist. -

Virginia officials and freight railroad company CSX have signed a $525 million deal to transfer 223 miles of track and 386 miles of right-of-way to the commonwealth, a key part of a larger $3.7 [...]

Virginia Public Sector Workers Organize To Make Their New Bargaining Rights A Reality

By Joe Demanuelle-Hall, Labor Notes. -

When Virginia changed its law last year to allow local government workers to bargain collectively, it was a leap forward in a time when the trend is generally in the opposite direction. As [...]

Second Tree Sitter Extracted On Final Day Of Yellow Finch Blockade

By Appalachians Against Pipelines, Popular Resistance. -

On Wednesday, March 24th, 2021, the second and final tree sitter at the Yellow Finch blockade in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline was extracted and arrested. This follows the Tuesday [...]

Mountain Valley Pipeline Extracts One Tree Sitter At Yellow Finch Blockade

By Appalachians Against Pipelines, Popular Resistance. -

Elliston, VA -  On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021, police extracted one of two tree sitters at the Yellow Finch blockade in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. A large crane was used to reach [...]

City Workers Push For Collective Bargaining Rights

By Brett Hall and Jane Alvarez-Wertz, WAVY. -

Virginia Beach, VA - While local government employees are not legally allowed to engage in collective bargaining in the commonwealth until May 1, a group of workers from public utilities and [...]

Confederate Monuments In Richmond Coming Down

By The Virginia Defender. -

Richmond, VA, June 3 -- The Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality, an all-volunteer, grassroots organization that since 2007, on the 200th anniversary of the birth of the [...]

Worker Advocates Condemn Virginia’s Plan To Reopen

By Ally Schweitzer, The DCist. -

Immigrant advocates, progressive groups and NAACP chapters in Northern Virginia are calling on Gov. Ralph Northam to cancel his plans to partially reopen the state on May 15. Reopening too [...]

How Corporations Are Forcing Their Way Into America’s Public Schools

By Jeff Bryant, Our Schools, Independent Media Institute -

In the expanding effort to privatize the nation's public education system, an ominous, less-understood strain of the movement is the corporate influence in Career and Technical Education (CTE) [...]