Teacher unions

Striking West Virginia teachers line up Monday, March 5, 2018, to enter the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Teachers are waiting for state lawmakers to agree on a pay raise, and state House and Senate negotiators scheduled a Monday meeting to try to resolve their differences. (AP Photo/John Raby)
March 05, 2018 - 6:20 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The teachers on strike in West Virginia delivered yet another message to lawmakers by packing the state Capitol building to capacity Monday, the eighth school day of the walkout. Their show of support didn't immediately persuade legislators, who failed to agree on a 5...
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In this Feb. 23, 2018, photo, West Virginia teachers, from left, Christi Phillips, Cody Thompson, Sam Brunett and Kristie Skidmore discuss a teachers strike at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. All four teachers said they have second jobs to supplement their incomes. (AP Photo/John Raby)
March 05, 2018 - 8:35 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A statewide strike by West Virginia's teachers entered a new week Monday with no resolution in sight. Teachers are waiting for state lawmakers to agree on a pay raise, and the state House and Senate haven't scheduled a meeting to resolve their differences. Many teachers...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, photo, Jennyerin Steele Staats, a special education teacher from Jackson County holds her sign aloft outside of the capitol building after WVEA President Dale Lee outlined the terms for ending the walkout on the fourth day of statewide walkouts in Charleston, W.Va. Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel said Saturday, March 3, that they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with Gov. Jim Justice. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, File)
March 04, 2018 - 11:09 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As a strike by West Virginia teachers drags on, students are playing a waiting game — and for some, more video games — as they find ways to keep busy. The teacher walkout over pay and benefits in this Appalachian mountain state shuttered classrooms Feb. 22 but shows no...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, photo, Jennyerin Steele Staats, a special education teacher from Jackson County holds her sign aloft outside of the capitol building after WVEA President Dale Lee outlined the terms for ending the walkout on the fourth day of statewide walkouts in Charleston, W.Va. Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel said Saturday, March 3, that they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with Gov. Jim Justice. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, File)
March 04, 2018 - 11:05 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — As a strike by West Virginia teachers drags on, students are playing a waiting game — and video games — while trying to find enough activities to keep themselves busy. The statewide strike that began Feb. 22 enters a new week Monday with no resolution in sight. Teachers are...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2018 file photo, Parry Casto, a fifth grade teacher at the Explorer Academy in Huntington, W.Va., dressed in an Uncle Sam costume leads hundreds of teachers in chants outside the state Senate chambers at the Capitol in Charleston, W.Va The strike rolled into its second weekend with the state Senate planning to meet Saturday, March 3 after declining to take a vote on whether the teachers will get the 5 percent pay raise negotiated by Gov. Jim Justice and union leaders. (AP Photo/John Raby)
March 04, 2018 - 4:40 pm
Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel say they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with the governor. A joint legislative committee has been formed to address differences in the pay raise bills of the...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2018 file photo, Parry Casto, a fifth grade teacher at the Explorer Academy in Huntington, W.Va., dressed in an Uncle Sam costume leads hundreds of teachers in chants outside the state Senate chambers at the Capitol in Charleston, W.Va The strike rolled into its second weekend with the state Senate planning to meet Saturday, March 3 after declining to take a vote on whether the teachers will get the 5 percent pay raise negotiated by Gov. Jim Justice and union leaders. (AP Photo/John Raby)
March 03, 2018 - 10:49 pm
Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel say they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with Gov. Jim Justice. In a joint statement Saturday, the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, West Virginia...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2018 file photo, Parry Casto, a fifth grade teacher at the Explorer Academy in Huntington, W.Va., dressed in an Uncle Sam costume leads hundreds of teachers in chants outside the state Senate chambers at the Capitol in Charleston, W.Va The strike rolled into its second weekend with the state Senate planning to meet Saturday, March 3 after declining to take a vote on whether the teachers will get the 5 percent pay raise negotiated by Gov. Jim Justice and union leaders. (AP Photo/John Raby)
March 03, 2018 - 10:47 pm
West Virginia teachers say they aren't going to return to the classroom until lawmakers approve the 5 percent raise they negotiated with the governor. The three unions representing the educators announced their decision Saturday after the Senate voted to lower the raise to 4 percent. With their...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2018 file photo, Parry Casto, a fifth grade teacher at the Explorer Academy in Huntington, W.Va., dressed in an Uncle Sam costume leads hundreds of teachers in chants outside the state Senate chambers at the Capitol in Charleston, W.Va The strike rolled into its second weekend with the state Senate planning to meet Saturday, March 3 after declining to take a vote on whether the teachers will get the 5 percent pay raise negotiated by Gov. Jim Justice and union leaders. (AP Photo/John Raby)
March 03, 2018 - 10:32 pm
Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel said Saturday that they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with Gov. Jim Justice. In a joint statement, the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, West...
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March 03, 2018 - 8:52 pm
Unions representing West Virginia teachers and service personnel said Saturday that they will stay out on strike after the state Senate voted to cut the 5 percent pay raise they had negotiated with Gov. Jim Justice. In a joint statement, the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, West...
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Teachers rally outside the state Senate chambers at the Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Teachers were awaiting a Senate vote on a proposed 5 percent pay increase for them. (AP Photo/John Raby)
March 01, 2018 - 10:36 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Many West Virginia public school students were at loose ends again Friday, with their classrooms closed for a seventh straight class day as teachers fought for pay raises. The state Senate's Republican majority refused Thursday to take up legislation to give them a 5...
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