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Updating labor stories

More on the right-to-work challenge and Alpha Natural Resources

As teachers frequently remind students: "Please do your own work"

Did the WV legislature, in their rush (it was SB 1) to prove how anti-union they were, fail to change ALEC's right-to-work model legislation enough to make it constitutional? In the previous post I noted the AFL-CIO's decision to challenge the legislation. An . . .

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May 11, 2016

Odds and ends from around the Web

WV Supremes, right-to-work, and where (not) to retire

The race for the West Virginia Supreme Court

This morning's Grist (via Mother Jones) has a good article on West Virginia Supreme Court politics. Here's a sample: (Note - Grist notes that Bailey is a lawyer who has fought coal companies.)

The number of twists and turns in this contest have made the outcome anyone’s guess. In the 12 . . .

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May 09, 2016

Developments in the WV Supreme Court election

A post on the upcoming judicial election

Bringing Obama into the race

Taking advantage of the anti-Obama sentiment in the state (even if the president has nothing to do with the Supreme Court race), the Republican State Leadership Committee's Judicial Fairness Initiative is running ads that link the president to State Supreme Court candidates Bill Wooten and Darrell McGraw. The . . .

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April 29, 2016

Looking to the past to create West Virginia's future

This year's West Virginia legislature is notable for its use of centuries-old ideas in attempting to forge a promising future for the Mountain State. With the passage of labor laws that will take West Virginia back at least half-a-century combined with "Wild West" gun laws and attitudes toward science that predate the 20th . . .

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March 10, 2016

"They cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them"

Describing the West Virginia legislature?

Among local columnist Mike Myer's favorite Obama quotes is one from his 2008 campaign for the presidency. Candidate Obama was speaking about why some of the people in central Pennsylvania, specifically, and rust belt Americans, more generally, didn't vote for him, when he said:

They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or . . .

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February 09, 2016

The Koch brothers look to buy themselves another state

WV Senate President and gubernatorial candidate Bill Cole speaks at exclusive Koch gathering for high-rolling political donors

Metro News had the following headline in mid-December:

Cole: Upcoming Legislative session ‘zero’ about run for governor

As they reported:

With the session less than one month away and lawmakers prioritizing their agendas, Cole said his mission is all about “delivering a subsidized session for the taxpayers for West Virginia and zero about me . . .

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February 02, 2016

Right-to-work and newspaper credibility

A right-to-work bill by any other name would smell as badly

You can tell the legislature is back in session -- the right-to-work editorials/columns are back. Yesterday's News-Register editorial, "Giving Workers Right to Choose," is surprise, surprise in favor of this year's version of right-to-work legislation. This year . . .

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January 18, 2016

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