West Virginia Educators Remain Defiant In Second Day Of Statewide Strike

By Tom Eley, Wsws.org -

Efforts by the unions to declare “victory” after the tabling of the bill and to pressure strikers back to work failed to convince striking educators who remember all too well similar declarations [...]

West Virginia Teachers Walk Out To Oppose Charter Schools

Thousands of teachers and support staff in West Virginia are walking out of schools today and descending on the state capitol in Charleston to oppose legislation that would introduce the state’s [...]

West Virginia Teachers Strike Over Retaliatory Privatization

By Russell Mokhiber, Morgancountyusa.org -

This year, to retaliate for that embarrassment, those same legislative leaders want to privatize state teacher jobs with charter schools and push public schools teachers to the brink. “Charter [...]

West Virginia Teachers Announce Another Statewide Strike

By Dave Jamieson, Huffpost.com -

West Virginia public school teachers plan to go on strike again Tuesday, nearly a year to the day after they began a historic walkout that inspired teacher strikes in other states. The unions [...]

‘Resist Rockwool’ Holds Sit-In Of Senator Joe Manchin Office

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

Washington, DC — West Virginia residents occupied U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s office today to demand he take a position on a controversial factory under construction in the Eastern Panhandle. U.S. [...]

West Virginia Teachers, School Staff Vote “Overwhelmingly” To Authorize Work Action

By Staff, Wsws.org -

Teachers and other school workers in all 55 West Virginia counties voted last week to call a work action against a reactionary omnibus education bill moving through the legislature. Union leaders [...]

Mountaineer Gas Pipeline: Rockwool Foes Zero In On ‘Blood Supply’ Of Unwelcome Factory

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

Hundreds of people packed the room at the Shepherd University Student Center Wednesday night to deliver impassioned statements to the West Virginia Public Service Commission on a permit for a gas [...]

Rockwool Fails To Report Sinkhole, Cited For Permit Violations

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

The West Virginia Department of Environment Protection (WVDEP) cited Danish stone wool manufacturer Rockwool for failing to report the formation of a sinkhole and other problems at a construction [...]

Officials: W.Va. Explosion Was Along Newly Installed Natural Gas Line

By Anya Litvak and Karen Kane, Post-gazette.com -

No injuries were reported Thursday after an explosion in a newly installed natural gas line near Moundsville, W.Va., shot flames into the sky that could be seen for miles. “Thank God nobody is [...]

As Tree-Cutting Continues For The Mountain Valley Pipeline, So Do The Protests

By Laurence Hammack, Roanoke.com -

Coffey knew, as soon as she read an urgent text from a neighbor and left work in a rush, that it was the day she had been dreading — the day that tree-cutting for the Mountain Valley Pipeline [...]

Tree Sitters In West Virginia Aren’t Leaving; They’re Expanding

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

It’s now been one week since the monopod tree-sit was erected on a mountain road, in an attempt to stop pipeline construction. This move itself came about a month after an earlier tree-sit was [...]

First Fight For $15, Then West Virginia Teachers: Can New Playbook Rescue Labor Movement?

By Max Zahn, Inthesetimes.com -

Shannon Johnson grew up with a birth defect in her throat that required multiple surgeries. Stuck in the hospital, she found solace in Disney movies. “I could get so immersed in the characters,” [...]

Recipe For A Red-State Revolt

By Eric Kerl, Socialistworker.org -

A HAINT is stalkin' the mountains--the living memory of a century of class struggle in West Virginia. Some people might have been surprised when West Virginia workers staged one of the most [...]

Morgan County Had 27 Overdose Deaths From 2011 To 2015

By Russell Mokhiber, Morgancountyusa.org -

That’s according to the Appalachian Overdose Death Mapping Tool released yesterday by the Appalachian Regional Commission and NORC at the University of Chicago. Outside of coal country, Berkeley [...]

West Virginia: Peter’s Mountain Blockade Enters Into Third Week

By Anonymous, It's Going Down. -

For 21 days, the tree sit on so-called Peter’s Mountain has been occupying a section of land preventing the Mountain Valley Pipeline from felling trees where they plan to drill beneath the [...]

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