West Virginia Teacher Strike Comes to an End

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West Virginia Teacher Strike Comes to an End

Christina Salsberry, Editor

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West Virginia teachers started a strike on February 22nd this year, and a solution was reached when “West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill Tuesday that gives a 5% pay raise to all state employees, including striking teachers and school staff,” according to CNN.

Teachers from all 55 counties participated in this walk-out, closing all of the state’s schools for the nine-day period as they demanded higher pay. West Virginia teachers “are among the lowest paid in the United States”, according to the Washington Post.

“Both the House of Delegates and Senate unanimously approved the bill and Justice signed it into law,” according to CNN.