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west virginia teachers say they'll stay out on strike after lawmakers reject 5%


the three unions representing west virginia teachers and service personnel say they will stay out on strike following the state senate's vote on saturday to cut the 5% raises they negotiated with gov. jim justice. in a joint statement, the american federation of teachers-west virginia, west virginia...






west virginia: waiting game, video games as teachers strike


charleston, w.va. (ap) — a statewide strike by west virginia’s teachers enters a new week monday with no resolution in sight. as the labor dispute drags on, students are playing a waiting game — and video games — while trying to to keep themselves busy. the strike began feb. 22 with teachers protesting salaries that […]






west virginia teachers say they'll stay on strike after senate lowers their rais


unions representing west virginia teachers and service personnel said saturday that they will stay out on strike after the state senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with gov. jim justice. in a joint statement, the american federation of teachers-west virginia, west virginia...






oklahoma teachers set a strike date, april 2, as educator unrest spreads across


stillwater, okla., teacher alberto morejon was sitting on his couch, watching tv news coverage of the teachers’ strike in west virginia, when he thought: something also needs to be done at home, where teachers have similarly low pay. morejon wasn’t a power player in the labor movement. but he created...






west virginia teachers: no raise? no school; strike goes on


unions representing west virginia teachers and service personnel say they will stay out on strike after the state senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with gov. jim justice. in a joint statement saturday, the american federation of teachers-west virginia, west virginia education association and the school service personnel association […]






west virginia: waiting game, video games as teachers strike


a statewide strike by west virginia's teachers entered a new week monday with no resolution in sight. teachers are waiting for state lawmakers to agree on a pay raise, and the state house and senate haven't scheduled a meeting to resolve their differences.






west virginia: waiting game, video games as teachers strike


a statewide strike by west virginia's teachers enters a new week monday with no resolution in sight.






west virginia leaders reach deal to end teachers strike


west virginia lawmakers acted swiftly tuesday after gov. jim justice and republican leaders tentatively agreed to end the state's nine-day teachers' walkout by giving 5 percent raises not just to teachers, but to all state workers. "i believe in you and i love our kids," justice told teachers after...






west virginia teachers win 5% pay raise as massive strike comes to an end


two months ago, west virginia state sen. richard ojeda warned his fellow lawmakers of the danger of denying pleas from teachers for a pay raise. “we’re not listening to our teachers,” ojeda, a democrat, said during a senate session on jan. 17. “you’re sitting on a powder keg.” he was right. a strike...






west virginia teachers continue strike, await senate action


a public school strike in west virginia entered its second week as teachers balked at returning to the classroom in all 55 counties. instead, they went back to the state capitol on thursday to monitor the legislature's progress on a 5 percent pay raise for them.






west virginia leaders reach deal to end teachers strike


west virginia's striking teachers cheered and applauded tuesday as lawmakers acted to end a nine-day classroom walkout, agreeing to grant them 5 percent pay hikes that are also being extended to all state workers. a huge crowd of teachers packing the capitol chanted jubilantly, sang john denver's...






no raise, no school: west virginia teachers’ strike goes on


unions representing west virginia teachers and service personnel say they will stay out on strike after the state senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with the governor.






west virginia senate nixes vote on striking teachers’ raises


the west virginia teachers’ strike rolled into its second weekend with the state senate planning to meet saturday after declining to take a vote on whether the teachers will get the 5 percent pay raise negotiated by gov. jim justice and union leaders. senate republicans have repeatedly emphasized spending restraint while saying the teachers and […]






west virginia leaders reach tentative deal to end teachers strike


gov. jim justice and west virginia's republican leaders tentatively agreed tuesday to end the state's nine-day teachers' walkout by giving 5 percent raises to not just teachers, but all state workers. to pay for it, lawmakers will seek to cut state spending by $20 million, taking funds from general...






west virginia leaders reach deal to end teachers strike


gov. jim justice says tentative agreement reached to end nine-day statewide teachers strike






west virginia legislators eye measures to end teacher strike


charleston, w.va. (ap) — west virginia legislators plan to meet tuesday to weigh some possible compromise aimed at ending the strike by west virginia teachers now entering its ninth day. a show of support by thousands of teachers and supporters on monday didn’t immediately sway the lawmakers, who failed to agree on a 5 percent […]






west virginia leaders reach deal to end teachers strike


west virginia's striking teachers cheered and applauded tuesday as lawmakers acted to end a nine-day classroom walkout, agreeing to grant them 5 percent pay hikes that are also being extended to all state workers.






burlington teachers plan rally as strike continues


burlington, n.h. (ap) — burlington teachers and their supporters are holding a rally as their labor strike continues. members of the burlington education association went on strike thursday. teachers say the issue is scheduling time for teachers to prepare outside the classroom and to work one-on-one with students. the school board says teachers made new, […]






west virginia gov. jim justice says a tentative agreement has been reached to en


charleston, w.va. (ap) — west virginia gov. jim justice says a tentative agreement has been reached to end the teachers’ strike.






west virginia senate nixes vote on striking teachers’ raises


charleston, w.va. (ap) — with west virginia’s public schools closed for the seventh straight class day from a teachers’ strike, the state senate republican majority has refused for the second time to vote on legislation to give them a 5 percent pay raise. hundreds of teachers and supporters, including students, are rallying at the capitol […]






q&a: west virginia sees rare statewide teacher walkout


west virginia’s teachers are refusing to go to school for a fourth day tuesday in protest of pay that is among the lowest in the nation. such statewide strikes are unusual but not unprecedented — west virginia teachers last walked out in 1990. most teacher labor disputes start and end at the district level, where […]






west virginia senate nixes vote on striking teachers' raises


with west virginia's public schools closed for the seventh straight class day from a teachers' strike, the state senate's republican majority refused for the second time friday to vote on legislation to give them a 5 percent pay raise.






west virginia teachers walk out, shutting down all public schools


strike over low wages and cuts to benefits will continue on monday as teachers demand us state takes action.






west virginia teachers strike in push for better wages, closing all public schoo


teachers across west virginia walked off the job thursday amid a dispute over pay and benefits, causing more than 275,000 students to miss classes even as educators gathered at the state capitol in charleston. the charleston gazette-mail reported that more than 1,000 people were outside the capitol...






west virginia: waiting game, video games as teachers strike


charleston, w.va. (ap) — as a strike by west virginia teachers drags on, students are playing a waiting game — and for some, more video games — as they find ways to keep busy. the teacher walkout over pay and benefits in this appalachian mountain state shuttered classrooms feb. 22 but shows no signs of […]






west virginia: waiting game, video games as teachers strike


as a strike by west virginia teachers drags on, students are playing a waiting game — and for some, more video games — as they find ways to keep busy.






the latest: senate backs lower pay hike for w.va. teachers


the latest on a bill to give west virginia teachers a pay raise to end a strike (all times local):






striking west virginia teachers to return to class thursday


striking teachers in west virginia are to return to the classroom on thursday, gov. jim justice said in announcing he is offering teachers and school service personnel a revised 5 percent pay raise in the first year to end their statewide walkout.






west virginia teachers' victory gives hope to sagging labor movement


late in this winter of organized labor’s discontent, the green shoots of what some are calling the “west virginia spring” have broken through. a dramatic and possibly illegal statewide job walk-off by 35,000 public school employees in west virginia that began feb. 22 ended tuesday in a victory...






west virginia teachers say they’ll stay out on strike after senate passes lower


charleston, w.va. (ap) — west virginia teachers say they’ll stay out on strike after senate passes lower raise than they negotiated with governor.






the latest: west virginia _ no end yet to teacher's strike


the latest on a bill to give west virginia teachers a pay raise to end a strike (all times local):






mixed response to plan to end west virginia teacher strike


charleston, w.va. (ap) — gov. jim justice’s proposed 5 percent pay raise to end the walkout by west virginia teachers is getting a mixed reception in the legislature where approval is needed. justice’s tuesday evening announcement followed his meeting with union leaders for teachers in all 55 counties. they plan to return to work thursday […]






crowdfunding to help west virginia's striking teachers


west virginia's public school teachers have walked out en masse in a wildcat strike, demanding an end to decades of real-terms wage cuts that have left them among the poorest-paid teachers in america, as well as skyrocketing health insurance costs. (more…)






crowdfunding to help west virginia's striking teachers


west virginia's public school teachers have walked out en masse in a wildcat strike, demanding an end to decades of real-terms wage cuts that have left them among the poorest-paid teachers in america, as well as skyrocketing health insurance costs. (more…)






back to school: west virginia teachers’ strike ends thursday


charleston, w.va. (ap) — a middle school student’s questioning at a town hall meeting prompted west virginia gov. jim justice to rethink his approach to teacher pay that eventually would lead to an agreement to end a statewide walkout. justice announced tuesday night he is offering teachers and school service personnel a revised 5 percent […]