West Virginia Teachers Strike

► Another Blow To Public Education As West Virginia Criminalizes Teacher Strikes

by Lee Camp // June 20, 2019

In February of 2018 West Virginia teachers went on a massive strike that ignited even more strikes across the country in Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arizona and elsewhere. Since then West Virginia lawmakers have been dishing out bills promoting charter schools while penalizing teachers who are exercising their first amendment freedoms.

Senate Bill 1039, passed on June 3rd after being renamed the “Establishing Student Success Act”, makes it legal for county boards to withhold the pay or terminate the jobs of any educators participating in a strike. Watch the full video below to learn more about this story.

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