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 an Emmy-nominated labor reporter and alumni of the Guardian. In addition to filing nearly 2,000 stories from 46 states, Elk traveled with Lula from Sáo Bernando do Campos all the way to the Oval Office in the White House. Credited by the Washington Post for being the first reporter to track the strike wave systematically, Elk started Payday Report using his NLRB settlement from being illegally fired for union organizing in 2015. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh and works frequently in Rio de Janeiro, where he attended college at PUC-Rio. He speaks both Portuguese and Pittsburghese fluently. His email is [email protected]

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