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Governor: West Virginia teacher strike over after agreement reached


Dale Lee (WVEA); Cecil Roberts (UMW)


Gov. Jim Justice said the education strike in West Virginia is over.

At a news conference Tuesday, the governor said there will be a cooling off period Wednesday, and all employees will go back to work in the state’s schools Thursday.

Under the agreement that was reached, the governor said all state personnel will receive an across-the-board 3 percent raise in the first year, and all education-related personnel, including teachers and school service personnel, will get a 5 percent raise in the first year.