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Appalachia’s Fracking Boom Has Done Little For Local Economies: Study

Kristina Marusic Environmental Health News
Appalachia's fracking boom has failed to deliver on promises of jobs and benefits to local economies, according to a new study. The analysis concluded that about 90 percent of the wealth created from shale gas extraction leaves local communities.

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W.Va. Supreme Court Upholds Long-argued Right to Work Law

Brad McElhinny MetroNews
The right-to-work law has been the centerpiece of a years-long, partisan-driven agenda by the anti-worker Republican majority in West Virginia to lower wages and benefits and eliminate workplace safety regulations.

Friday Nite Videos | January 3, 2020

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On The Crest Of A Strike Wave

C. intermittently tweets as @thehousered The South Lawn
teachers with picket signs To believe that the West Virginia strike was a natural expression of the correct alignment of social forces isn’t just wrong, it sells West Virginians short.

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The Larger Concerns Behind the Teachers' Strikes

Alia Wong The Atlantic
For educators in Oklahoma and other states, the strike demands go far beyond better pay. The strike gets at the heart of some of the biggest issues facing America’s children: access to  effective teachers, high-quality learning materials, and modern facilities. 
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