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West Virginia"
Labor


September 4, 1921: Battle of Blair Mountain

September 19, 1892: Life of William Blizzard

October 29, 1975: Life of State AFL-CIO president Miles Stanley

November 12, 1971: Governor Arch Moore negotiates end to coal strike

December 9, 1969: United Mine Workers presidential election & murder of Jock Yablonski

December 22, 1972: Arnold Miller elected United Mine Workers president

December 30, 1969: President Richard Nixon signs the Coal Mine Health & Safety Act

January 14, 1960: Retirement of UMW president John L. Lewis

January 23, 1888: Birth of labor leader Fred Mooney

January 28, 1921: Sid Hatfield's murder trial

February 13, 1913: Labor leader Mother Jones arrested

February 18, 1969: Black lung strike

February 19, 1990: Pittston coal strike

March 11, 1881: Use of state militia to put down Hawks Nest coal strike

April 14, 1913: Governor Henry Hatfield dictates end to coal strike

April 21, 1890: Creation of UMW District 17

May 5, 1953: Perfection Garment strike in Martinsburg

May 12, 1921: Three-Days Battle of the Tug

May 19, 1920: Matewan Massacre


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