Statement from the DSA Labor Commission Steering Committee on West Virginia Teachers Strike

DSAMarch 8, 2018

This Tuesday, through collective action and solidarity, West Virginia’s public school teachers and support staff won a 5% pay raise for themselves and all state workers, a freeze in health insurance premiums, and the end of a punitive “wellness” program. Together, these rank and file educators also stopped a charter school bill, and beat back a bogus anti-union “paycheck protection” act.

By going on strike, and holding fast when state leaders failed to take real action on these demands, they defended a minimum standard of life not just for themselves but all West Virginians. They have also been an inspiration to state employees, and the public they serve, facing similar austerity budgets across the country.

Read the entire statement
http://www.dsausa.org/dslc_wv_teachers?akid=2702.27982.yY2DaX&rd=1&t=2

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