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Editorial: Education leaders should not encourage WV teacher strike

From The Intelligencer of Wheeling: 

Most public school officials and administrators probably support demands from many teachers for higher pay and lower health insurance costs. But the place to do that is in the state Capitol in Charleston — not on the picket line.

Many members of the state’s two teachers’ unions have been considering a strike to pressure the Legislature and Gov. Jim Justice for better pay and more control over Public Employees Health Insurance premiums. In a few counties, one-day walkouts have occurred already.

It is to be hoped lawmakers, the governor and the u can come together on the issue. It appears that may be happening: Members of the House of Delegates have approved 2 percent pay raises for state employees, twice what the governor had sought. In addition, Justice and legislators are working with the PEIA to cancel premium increases that had been scheduled for this year.

Real, significant progress is being made. …

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