West Virginia public schools closed despite deal that was to end strike
All West Virginia public schools remained closed Thursday as a weeklong teachers' strike over pay and benefits continued.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice reached a tentative pay deal with union leaders Tuesday that was designed to end the strike and send teachers back into the classroom Thursday. The agreement provides for a 5% pay raise the first year, and is now a bill going through the state Legislature.
However, the deal didn't include a fix to the state health insurance plan, the...