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While the West Virginia teachers strike may appear like a bolt from the blue, it was not. We are in a period of mobilization for many progressive movements that goes back at least as far as Occupy Wall Street.
West Virginia teachers will continue their strike on Monday, teachers’ unions and school service personnel announced, after lawmakers failed to improve their salaries and health insurance on Saturday.
The action follows a series of strikes this spring, when thousands of Washington teachers in more than 60 school districts demanded better pay and benefits as well as reductions in class sizes.