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Appalachian Voices announces first collective bargaining agreement with Appalachian Voices Workers Union

“We’re proud to implement a union contract that reflects our shared values,” said Appalachian Voices Executive Director Tom Cormons.


Turn This Town Around

A project to help re-energize small towns is encouraging community-led projects, like the brand-new West Virginia Mine Wars Museum!


An Era of Undoing: The State of Appalachia’s Labor Unions

By Brian Sewell “We are union,” the marchers chanted. Blanketing the streets of downtown Charleston, W.Va., with bystanders shouting in support, the vocal crowd stretched for blocks behind a banner that read “Fighting for Fairness at Patriot.” Shortly after Patriot


In Bankruptcy, Patriot Coal Creates its Legacy | Sacrificing a Historic Landmark to Coal

In Bankruptcy, Patriot Coal Creates its Legacy By Brian Sewell Concerns over how Patriot Coal will meet its commitments to generations of retirees have rippled throughout Appalachia. When the St. Louis-based spin-off of Peabody Coal filed for bankruptcy in July,


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