Solidarity with West Virginia Strikers!

Over 30,000 West Virginia teachers and school personnel remain on strike. While union leaders and Governor Justice announced a deal on Tuesday night, rank-and-file teachers have insisted that the core issues, most notably rising healthcare costs, remain unresolved. After meetings and discussions across the state, all 55 counties remain out. Meanwhile, the state legislature has tabled legislation to resolve the strike into next week. Solidarity across West Virginia has been immense: teachers have made sure that students who rely on free meals at school are fed and families have turned up in support of their teachers. Thousands of defiant workers remain in the Capitol building to press for their demands. But a near blackout by mainstream media means that we need to build solidarity with the strikers beyond West Virginia. In a moment when Janus threatens to break the back of the unions, the rank-and-file workers of West Virginia are showing another way forward. Co-sponsored by: Jacobin Magazine NYC Democratic Socialists of America NYC-DSA Labor Branch International Socialist Organization (NYC), Student-Worker Solidarity - CU/BC USAS, Labor Notes, MORE UFT, Labor for Palestine, Labor for Standing Rock.

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