West Virginians tend to band together in times of crisis, as we did during the deadly floods of summer, 2016. WV has fundamental problems of poverty and depression that go well beyond public employees... and a long history of labor action. It has been inspiring to see thousands of us, conservatives and progressives, young and old, join during this strike. Read our Striker's Notebook.
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Even before the US election, workers in both the US and Canada faced increasing harassment and hate crimes. Between that and the policy environment—from so-called right-to-work laws, to increased penalties for protesting, to budget cuts and safety-net rollbacks—there is a growing urgency for unions and worker organizations to be a source of safety and protection for their members.