The Fire Spreads - West Virginia Strong

The Fire Spreads

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Observers across the country are noting a trend. with the success of the West Virginia teachers in their fight for more sustainable pay and health care premiums, other states are following suit. From NBC News:

“There’s a lot of energy, and a lot of national attention being paid to it,” said Burns, who is also the director of bargaining for the Association of Flight Attendants.

Last week, Kentucky teachers came out in force to protest proposed cuts to their retirement benefits. And in Arizona and Oklahoma, two of the worst-paying states for teachers in the country, educators are demanding salary hikes.

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