WV Teachers to Stay Out on Strike after Senate Passes Lower Raise than Governor

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Thousands of teachers and school personnel descended on the state Capital to demonstrate at the Capitol building on the second day of the teacher walkout in Charleston, West Virginia, on February 23, 2018. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

Reprinted from The Washington Post by the Associated Press on March 3, 2018.

West Virginia teachers say they’ll stay out on strike after Senate passes lower raise than they negotiated with governor.

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West Virginia Teachers: No Raise? No School; Strike Goes On

Reprinted from The Washington Post by Michael Virtanen on March 3, 2018.

West Virginia teachers say they aren’t going to return to the classroom until lawmakers approve the 5 percent raise they negotiated with the governor.

The three unions representing the educators announced their decision Saturday after the Senate voted to lower the raise to 4 percent.

With their vote Saturday evening, the Republican-controlled chamber bucked teachers, Republican Governor Jim Justice and the Republican-controlled House, which approved the 5 percent raise on Wednesday. The two bills will now have to be reconciled. It was unclear how soon that process would begin. …

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