Strike Leads to Victory for WV Teachers, Schools

An update on the strike in West Virginia and a note on the importance of being organized and standing together:

West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Ends With a Promise to Raise Pay. NYT: “A teachers’ strike that ground public schools to a halt across West Virginia is set to end on Thursday, a week after it began, Gov. James C. Justice and teachers’ union representatives said Tuesday. They announced a deal that signaled a win for unions in a reddening state, even though some lawmakers and even the teachers themselves expressed doubts it would ultimately work. Mr. Justice, a Republican, said that he had promised the state’s teachers and other school employees a 5 percent raise and that he would create a task force to address the problem of rising insurance costs for public employees, a key issue in the strike.”

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