Help Payday Afford Gas to Cover West Virginia Teachers’ Strike

West Virginia Teachers are going on strike this Thursday and Friday (The Parkersburg News and Sentinel)

This Thursday and Friday, thousands of West Virginia Teachers in all 55 counties have voted to go on the first statewide teachers’ strike since 1990.

The teachers are protesting poverty-level wages and increasing health care costs.

“We can’t wait, and we won’t wait,” said Christine Campbell, president of AFT-West Virginia. “The crisis in public education in this state has come to a head, and teachers and service personnel have reached their breaking point.”

Since this is the largest mobilization of workers in West Virginia in decades, Payday hopes to be there, but we need gas and travel money to make it happen.

So we need our readers to pass the hat so we can go down and cover it.

Donate here to help us pay for the gas to get to West Virginia.

About the Author

Mike Elk
Mike Elk is the founder of Payday Report and also covers labor and immigration for The Guardian. In 2015, he was illegally fired for union organizing as Politico’s senior labor reporter and used his $70,000 NLRB settlement to start Payday. The son of United Electrical Workers (UE) Director of Organization Gene Elk, he lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh and has dinner with his folks regularly. He can be reached at A Sidney Award winner and proud graduate of Woodland Hills, Elk lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh.

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