W.Va. teachers call for strike over schools bill
West Virginia teachers’ unions have called a statewide strike over an education bill that they view as retaliation for a nine-day walkout last year.
Leaders of three unions for teachers and school service workers said at a news conference Monday that the strike would start Tuesday.
West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee says that watching the actions of the state Senate, “it appears that they are more interested in listening to the outside interests than they are the educators across West Virginia.”
Teachers won a 5 percent pay raise after last year’s strike.