West Virginia teachers to hold walkout on Thursday and Friday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/Jarrod Clay) — Teachers across West Virginia will hold a walkout Thursday and Friday as a response to the West Virginia legislator’s inaction on PEIA and teacher pay.

The decision to hold the walkout was announced Saturday by the American Federal of Teachers-West Virginia and the West Virginia Education Association at a rally at the West Virginia State Capitol complex. Thousands of teachers from around the state braved the rain and cold to attend the rally.

On Friday, teachers from seven counties flooded the West Virginia Capitol expressing their outrage over increased health costs and low pay.

Due to the walkout, there will be no school on Feb. 22 and 23.

 

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