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With acrimony -- and teachers watching -- Senate advances 1 percent raise
Phil Kabler, Charleton Gazette-Mail

With more of a sense of acrimony than accomplishment, the West Virginia Senate passed 33-0, and sent to the House, Senate Bill 267, which gives teachers five consecutive 1 percent pay raises, while providing back-to-back 1 percent raises for other state employees and school service personnel.

Senate Democrats called the raises inadequate, and...


Teachers making noise about pay, other issues
By Jeff Jenkins, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hundreds of teachers stood together outside of Kanawha County schools Friday in a show of solidarity as frustration increases with a proposed one percent pay raise, health insurance concerns and other issues at the state capitol.

Kanawha County teachers took part in a walk-in at Montrose Elementary in South Charleston Friday morning.



Teachers in southern WV counties plan walkouts, rally
By Caity Coyne, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Educators in several Southern West Virginia counties won't show up to school on Friday. Instead, many will travel to the Capitol in an attempt to send a message to legislators as part of a walkout, according to local union leaders and school officials.

Schools will be closed in at least Logan, Mingo and Wyoming counties for the work stoppage, according to...


Governor Justice says PEIA plans for dual state incomes will be revisited

By , WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice announced that the PEIA finance board will conduct public hearings on a proposal to reduce premiums for families that have dual state...


Senate votes down two amendments that would have increased teacher pay raise
By Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On the eve of some announced teacher walkouts and after a long discussion about priorities, the state Senate voted down two amendments that aimed for bigger increases in how much teachers are paid.