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Wed Feb 20, 2019, 10:49 PM

Unions call end to strike; teachers returning to classrooms Thursday

Source: WV Metro News

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The statewide education strike will end after two days following the House of Delegates not acting Wednesday on the omnibus legislation that was the source of the work action.

Leaders of the state’s three leading education unions and legislators announced the decision to end the strike after the House adjourned for the day.

The House moved Tuesday to indefinitely postpone action on the omnibus education bill, which included a 5-percent pay raise in addition to provisions establishing education savings accounts and charter schools.

“This is about the members who made the most difficult decision that you can make, and that’s to step out of the classroom. But they did it for their kids,” said Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association. “They said they weren’t interested in the pay raise if it was going to hurt their kids.”

Read more: http://wvmetronews.com/2019/02/20/unions-call-end-to-strike-teachers-returning-to-classrooms-thursday/

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PupCamo Feb 2019 OP
SunSeeker Feb 2019 #1
PupCamo Feb 2019 #2
Jfarrar3645 Feb 2019 #3
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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 10:54 PM

1. Sounds like the teachers won, since the legislation they opposed was indefinitely tabled. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 10:59 PM

2. the senate bill was pretty horrible

actually have to give some republicans in the house props for doing the right thing and killing it

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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 11:47 PM

3. The omnibus bill is dead but there could still be problems ahead (m)

A pay raise bill has been introduced in the House that should pass. It will then go to the Senate where the Senate R’s are likely to make amendments bringing back the bill that was just defeated. If that happens the teachers/service personnel will walk again. We fought to kill a bill that would have given us a 5% pay raise; that should tell you how bad the original bill was. The Senate leader Mitch Carmichael and the Education leader are beholden to ALEC and the Koch brothers. #55United


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Response to Jfarrar3645 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 21, 2019, 12:08 AM

4. I hope they stick to their guns and walk out again as soon as the state pulls this BS again.

I do not trust them.

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