Labor and such at the @washingtonpost. Holler: lydia.depillis@washpost.com

Wal-Mart's closures leaves behind big real estate in small towns

startribune.com — To hear Mary Francis Matney tell it, Wal-Mart didn't kill the once-vibrant cluster of shops next to a railroad and a creek in the faded old coal town of Kimball, W.Va. - the disappearance of the mines had pretty well taken care of that already.

A huge coal miners’ pension plan is on the brink of failure. One senator is blocking a fix.

washingtonpost.com — When Sen. Mitch McConnell strode into the Capitol for last month's State of the Union speech, he took with him a guest whose presence was sure to be seen as a slap against the Obama administration and its policies on coal. "I brought along this unemployed coal miner here," McConnell (R-Ky.)
Feb 09, 2016

A huge coal miners' pension plan is on the brink of failure. One senator is blocking a fix. wpo.st/JhIA1

Feb 09, 2016

RT @ValerieVolco: A huge coal miners' pension plan is on the brink of failure. One senator is blocking a fix. wpo.st/JhIA1

Feb 09, 2016

There's bipartisan support for propping up coal miners' failing pensions, but Mitch McConnell stands in the way. washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2…

Feb 09, 2016

RT @lydiadepillis: There's bipartisan support for propping up coal miners' failing pensions, but Mitch McConnell stands in the way. washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2…

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People deal with loss of jobs and access to necessities as Walmart outlets close in small-town America

winnipegfreepress.com — To hear Mary Francis Matney tell it, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.didn't kill the once-vibrant cluster of shops next to a railroad and a creek in the faded old coal town of Kimball, W.V. -- the disappearance of the mines had taken care of that already.

Walmart’s closures leave gaping voids throughout small-town America

nhregister.com — To hear Mary Francis Matney tell it, Walmart didn't kill the once-vibrant cluster of shops next to a railroad and a creek in the faded old coal town of Kimball, W.Va. - the disappearance of the mines had pretty well taken care of that already.

Wal-Mart’s closures leave gaping voids throughout small-town America - The Santa Fe New Mexican: News

santafenewmexican.com — To hear Mary Francis Matney tell it, Wal-Mart didn't kill the once-vibrant cluster of shops next to a railroad and a creek in the faded old coal town of Kimball, W.Va. - the disappearance of the mines had pretty well taken care of that already.

Wal-Mart's closures leave gaping voids throughout small-town America

chicagotribune.com — To hear Mary Francis Matney tell it, Wal-Mart didn't kill the once-vibrant cluster of shops next to a railroad and a creek in the faded old coal town of Kimball, W.Va. — the disappearance of the mines had pretty well taken care of that already. But now that Wal-Mart is leaving, too, as one of 154 U.S.

What happens to a tiny town when Walmart disappears?

washingtonpost.com — KIMBALL, W. Va. - To hear Mary Francis Matney tell it, Walmart didn't kill the once-vibrant cluster of shops next to a railroad and a creek in the faded old coal town of Kimball, W. Va. - the disappearance of the mines had pretty well taken care of that already.
Feb 05, 2016

Dispatch from Kimball, WV, where a Walmart was pretty much the last thing keeping the town on the map: washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2…

Feb 05, 2016

RT @lydiadepillis: Dispatch from Kimball, WV, where a Walmart was pretty much the last thing keeping the town on the map: washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2…

Feb 05, 2016

Most of Wal-Mart's closed stores are in communities that can't afford to lose them @wonkblog wapo.st/1VUhXuW

Feb 05, 2016

What happens to a tiny town when Walmart disappears? wapo.st/1PnRx0E

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West Virginia House passes right-to-work bill, after harsh debate

washingtonpost.com — The West Virginia State House narrowly passed a right-to-work bill on Thursday, setting the state up to become the country's 26th that doesn't require employees to pay dues to their unions - a measure that has hobbled organized labor elsewhere.
Feb 04, 2016

West Virginia House passes right-to-work bill, after harsh debate wapo.st/1VRPoOH

Feb 04, 2016

West Virginia House passes right-to-work bill, after harsh debate wpo.st/AH591

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Legislators organize blitz of equal-pay legislation in nearly half the states, including Alaska

newsminer.com — Sometimes, state-based legislative change seems to be an incremental thing, with bills trickling through state houses across the country so slowly that a casual observer wouldn't notice - which is often what backers of such campaigns would prefer. And then there's the supernova approach.

Legislators organize blitz of equal pay legislation in nearly half the states

washingtonpost.com — Sometimes, state-based legislative change seems to be an incremental thing, with bills trickling through state houses across the country so slowly that a casual observer wouldn't notice - which is often what backers of such campaigns would prefer. And then there's the supernova approach.
Jan 28, 2016

Lawmakers in 24 states are introducing a blitz of equal pay legislation this week wapo.st/1PD2bjs

Jan 28, 2016

#equalpaycantwait Legislators organize blitz of equal pay legislation in nearly half the states wpo.st/RM871

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