• Mar 22, 9:28 amBlue Card Ice Cream Reward Today

  • Mar 14, 9:23 amThe 3rd 9 Weeks Ends March 22nd

  • Mar 14, 9:22 amArena Scheduling is April 3rd

Cavtalk

WV State Pay Raise

Back to Article
Back to Article

WV State Pay Raise

Chance Withrow, Editorial Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Our state was shaken to its core last year when our teachers decided to rebel against the unfair PEIA pricing and earnings that the teachers in our state face. After nine days of protesting around the state, the government finally relented and agreed to a pay raise and a fix to the PEIA system. This demonstration of standing firm with the unions set in motion a plethora of teachers from a wide range of school systems who demanded workable conditions. While these new strikes were taking hold of 2018 there was a shift in the attitude of the Senate. They began to slide in backhanded deals by adding damaging provisions, those of which were not agreed to in previous talks. The Senate attempted to add two major things to the pay raise bill; charter schools and a larger student to teacher ratio. When the general assembly began early in this year the teachers began to argue that these provisions were more damaging than helpful. Beginning the 19th of February the teacher unions announced that a work stoppage would occur until the bill was fixed. The peace talks from the 2018 strikes gave the unions sole power to call the schools out of session even though one county attempted to stay open (Putnam). By the end of the first day of striking the government offices had successfully proposed that they kill the bill but the unions resisted for one more day to make sure that the bill was not revived during talks the next day. On Wednesday night of that week, the unions announced that schools would be reopened the next day due to the cooperation of both the House & Senate. Shortly after, the previous bill was killed a new pay raise bill was proposed allowing for increased salaries for teachers, school service workers, and State Police was passed.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • WV State Pay Raise

    Features

    Glenville State College

  • WV State Pay Raise

    Features

    Senior Portfolios – WHAT YOU NEED

  • WV State Pay Raise

    Features

    Senior Year: Miserable or Memorable?

  • Features

    Virtual Reality

  • WV State Pay Raise

    Features

    Student Work I: Perception On Drug Use

  • WV State Pay Raise

    Features

    Rethink Your Drink

  • WV State Pay Raise

    Features

    Career Day

  • WV State Pay Raise

    Features

    Spirit Bowl

  • WV State Pay Raise

    Features

    Kindergarten Day!

  • WV State Pay Raise

    Features

    Homecoming Court

Navigate Right
The Student News Site of Greenbrier West High School
WV State Pay Raise