By JAKE ZUCKERMAN
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Amid the uncertain fate of the statewide, five-days-and-counting teacher and school service personnel strike, the House of Delegates passed a bill Wednesday that would raise salaries of both groups by 5 percent.
Gov. Jim Justice unveiled the plan Tuesday evening after negotiating with union leaders throughout the day as a means to end the strike, before leaving to coach a high school girls basketball game.
While Justice said he would form a task force to address PEIA, several protesters said they don’t trust that there will be any follow- through.
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