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Clay, Lincoln, Mason to join Cabell, Wayne in Friday school work stoppages


Sam Nibert (AFT-WV in Mason County); Justin Alitzer (AFT-WV in Lincoln County); Amber McCoy (WVEA-Wayne County); Brittany Dolly (AFT-WV in Clay County)


Public school employees in at least three more counties, Lincoln, Clay and Mason, are joining those in Cabell and Wayne counties Friday in shutting down their schools and protesting in the state Capitol.

School workers in Logan, Mingo and Wyoming counties, and possibly other Southern West Virginia counties, already shut down their schools on Feb. 2, and instead rallied at the Statehouse.

And discussion continues of a possible statewide school employees strike, which state and county National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers union leaders say they have broad support for from most school workers across the state.

But unions haven’t publicized county by county vote totals for the possible statewide strike. That statewide action has been left up to state leaders to decide if and when to trigger it.