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Bankrupt Westmoreland Coal granted permission to sever worker agreements

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A federal bankruptcy judge ruled that Westmoreland Coal Company can back out of its collective bargaining agreements with current workers and retirees as soon as Feb. 28, putting pensions and health benefits for thousands of people at risk.

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West Virginia Teacher Strike Leads to Salary Increase

West Virginia school employees gained a 5 percent raise for the coming school year, ending a statewide walkout that lasted nine school days.

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