West Virginia Strike: Day 4

Today is the fourth consecutive day that teachers in West Virginia — across all 55 counties — are on strike.

More from WVNS-TV:

The statewide walkout began Thursday, one day after legislators passed a bill that would give teachers their first raise in four years. It includes a four percent increase over the next three years.

But teachers argue it is not enough, and won’t offset rising healthcare costs.

The teachers’ union says it will not back down until its demands are met.

Christine Campbell, president of theĀ American Federation of Teachers in West Virginia, said, “We have to see a real strong commitment. We’re asking to move us in the right direction, and to take care of our health insurance at a level that we can see our checks go up, not have them go down.”


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