West Virginia Teachers End Strike After No Action on Education Bill

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CRAIG HUDSON – ASSOCIATED PRESS Protesters shout shortly before the House of Delegates passed a motion to postpone indefinitely a vote on Senate Bill 451 at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia during a statewide strike by teachers and school personnel.

Reprinted from The Associated Press by John Raby on February 20, 2019. 

Unions for West Virginia teachers ended their two-day strike Wednesday night after lawmakers did not act on a doomed, broad-based education bill.

Leaders of three unions representing teachers and school service personnel said at a news conference that classrooms would reopen statewide on Thursday.

The House of Delegates made no mention of Tuesday’s passage of a motion that effectively killed the bill.

According to legislative rules, a lawmaker who voted to table the bill had until Wednesday to ask to have the vote reconsidered. The House adjourned until Thursday without such a move being made. …

AP 2/20

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