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West Virginia Teacher Walkout Continues Into Tuesday


This is a developing story and will be updated.


Teachers, school service personnel other supporters will return to the West Virginia Capitol Tuesday to protest low wages and rising health care costs.


Christine Campbell, president of the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association and Joe White, of the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association, made the announcement at a 2 p.m. rally on the Capitol steps.

“We’re going to be on the picket lines and we’ll going to be back at the Capitol tomorrow. Make sure they hear your voices. Make sure that you stand up. Make sure that we stand united. We’re stronger than ever right now!,” said Lee after Campbell made the announcement.

United Mine Workers of America president Cecil Roberts spoke to the crowd and led chants before the announcement was made.

Tuesday will mark the fourth day of the statewide walkout as teachers and other school employees are calling on lawmakers for better wages and healthcare benefits.