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West Virginia Education Association, AFT-WV Granted Authorization, but Not Ready to Use it Yet

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on February 12, 2018 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

The occasional muffled cheer preceded the eventual final decision: state-level unions representing teachers and service personnel across West Virginia now have the authority to take a statewide action.
 
“There was overwhelming support across the state to authorize some type of work action for the leadership to be able to call,” said Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association.
 
The precise action that was decided by representing from 55 counties, including the American Federation of Teachers in West Virginia and the WVEA, is expected to crystallize this week. WVEA President Dale Lee said there’s momentum for action, but he said there would be no immediate actions taken while the legislative process remained ongoing.
 
“That doesn’t mean we’re calling something on Monday,” he said. “It gives us authorization…”
 
Read more HERE at WV Metro News. 



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