Solidarity With West Virginia Strikers

THEY WON! 5% raise for all W VA state employees! But — state legislators are threatening to pay for the increase by cutting Medicaid and other necessary programs instead of various measures urged by the teachers which would not impact working and poor people.

See this excellent statement from the steering committee of national DSA’s Labor Commission. Also, see this Jacobin post for an interview with two teachers about the strike settlement.

DSA National Director Maria Svart had sent a message urging members to take a number of actions to support the strikers, which many of us did. She added: The West Virginia strike is inspiring teachers across the country to stand up for better conditions in schools. Are you a K-12 teacher? Sign up for the National DSA Teacher Network here.

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