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Teachers vow to continue strike until bills are signed into law


The Register-Herald

Teachers and service personnel rally in front of the Senate Chambers at the State Capitol in Charleston during Day 6 of the teachers walkout.
(Register-Herald photo by Rick Barbero}

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — As dozens of teachers chant the intro to “Seven Nation Army” in front of the Senate Chamber, Sherry Skeen sits in a small corridor to the left beside a sign reading, “Thank You House of Delegates.”

The sign commends the House “for being supportive, professional, respectful, and quick” in the passage of a bill to increase the pay of teachers, service personnel and State Police by 5 percent.

While trying to focus on the positive, Skeen says it’s difficult not to acknowledge the lack of action from the senator from her home county, Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson.

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