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February-05-2018

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...

February-02-2018

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.

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February-01-2018

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...

February-01-2018

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...

February-01-2018

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.

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