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West Virginia educators take a stand - and win!

For nine days ago, educators from each of West Virginia's 55 counties walked out to protest low wages. With pay ranking at a dismal 48th in the nation, they hadn't seen a cost of living increase or wage hike in four years.

After days of back and forth negotiations, the teachers secured a 5% pay increase. And, as a result of the deal brokered with the Governor, state House and Senate, all state employees will see a 5% pay increase.

Walk-outs take their toll, on students, families and school staff. West Virginia educators worked hard duirng the walk-out to provide lunches for kids who were missing school lunches, while still providing for their own families.

The West Virginia Education Association has set up a fund to help educators through the transition of nine days without work.

You can support them by sending checks to:

WVEA Member Assistance Fund
1558 Quarrier Street
Charleston WV 25311

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