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 who covered everything from Lula & the Brazilian labor movement to major league baseball. He spent years covering union organizing in the South for The Guardian and was labeled by the New York Times as an "abrasive gadfly" for exposing within the labor movement. Raised in a UE union family in Pittsburgh, Elk was illegally for union organizing at Politico in 2015 and used his NLRB settlement to start the crowd-funded Payday Report. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh and is fluent in both Pittsburghese and Portuguese, which he learned when attending journalism school at PUC-Rio de Janerio. Email: [email protected]

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