West Virginia teachers' triumph offers fresh hope for US workers' rights

West Virginia teachers' triumph offers fresh hope for US workers' rights
 

West Virginia teachers expressed joy on Wednesday as officials settled a historic nine-day strike to conclude the first statewide work stoppage since 1990.
Outside her local union’s party at the Cozumel Mexican restaurant in Ripley, Adena Barnette, the 36-year-old president of Jackson County Education, said: “It means that I get to stay in West Virginia. “I am a single teacher, and it was getting to the point where I was afraid that I was going to have to move away if these things weren’t corrected.”
Barnette said she hoped the teachers’ success would help restore West Virginia’s place in... read more

 
7 March 2018 in Learning, Views: 41
Source: Guardian
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