W.Va. teach­ers call for strike over schools bill

The Tribune (SLO) - - News -

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.

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