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Fri Mar 2, 2018, 01:43 AM

The West Virginia teacher strike reaches seven days without classes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Many West Virginia public school students were at loose ends again Friday, with their classrooms closed for a seventh straight class day as teachers fought for pay raises.

The state Senate’s Republican majority refused Thursday to take up legislation to give them a 5 percent pay raise after four years without one. The Republican-controlled House passed it 98-1 on Wednesday night.

According to union officials, members were upset by the Senate and its leader’s comments and would stay out of work.

By Thursday evening, the Department of Education said public schools in all 55 counties remained shuttered.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2018/03/01/The-West-Virginia-teacher-strike-reaches-seven-days-without-classes/stories/201803010228

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TexasTowelie Mar 2018 OP
democratisphere Mar 2018 #1
underpants Mar 2018 #2
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 06:16 AM

1. redumbliCONs everywhere sure are destructive little critters.

Certainly is a lot of turmoil in the former good ol' US of A.'

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Fri Mar 2, 2018, 08:06 AM

2. I thought they got a pay raise a few days ago

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 2, 2018, 07:13 PM

3. The pay raise bill was quickly passed by the House of Delegates on Tuesday.

The Senate President, Mitch Carmichael, announced that the 22 Republican senators would not vote for the bill, so he adjourned the Senate that afternoon.

Since then, he has piddle-farted around, moving bills back and forth from the floor of the Senate to various committees, but refusing to bring the House's five percent raise bill to a vote. Teachers are livid!

(From my sister the teacher -- Wednesday or Thursday, some state senator was haranguing about the teachers, calling them Nazis. He said that looking at the teachers was like looking at Germany, just before World War One. Dozens of teachers in the gallery shouted "Two! It's World War Two!" I love teachers!)



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