What does ‘right-to-work’ really mean?
By William Hal Gorby
Words have power in political debates. For West Virginians, the people’s very soul was the historic struggle over their “rights” achieved following 40 years of bloody violence.
On June 23, 1933, 2,500 coal miners descended on Charleston for a rally as representatives of 160,000 new UMWA members.State UMWA leader Van Bittner announced “This is our day it is written in the stars that we shall...