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West Virginia ends teacher strike with 5 percent pay hike

Mar 06, 2018 - Politico

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a deal into law Tuesday to end a teacher walkout that has shuttered the state's public schools since Feb. 22.

Under the agreement forged between GOP leaders and unions, West Virginia's state employees - including striking teachers - received a 5 percent raise. West Virginia's teachers are among the nation's lowest paid and haven't had a pay hike since 2014.

"What a good day," Justice, a Republican, said before signing the deal in an auditorium ...