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West Virginia teacher strike set to continue Tuesday


Christine Campbell (AFT-WV); Dale Lee (WVEA); Joe White (WV School Service Personnel Association); Cecil Roberts (UMW)


(CNN) – The work stoppage by West Virginia’s public school teachers and staff looks set to continue Tuesday.

Around 20,000 teachers and 13,000 school service employees first hit the picket lines Thursday in all of the state’s 55 counties to demand better pay and benefits. Monday was the third day schools were closed.

Christine Campbell, president of the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, one of the three bodies representing teachers and service staff, told a rally at the State Capitol on Monday that teachers would not return to their classrooms yet.