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Current Updates and News
March 8th, 2018
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Senate voted today to pass bill amended to reduce the Governor's deal as approved by the house from a 5% pay raise to a 4% pay raise. The bill now gets sent back to the house.When asked tonight if the strike will continue, Dale Lee said: "We believe we had an agreement with all the parties together. The governor lived up to that agreement. The house live up to that agreement and that agreement was broken right here [WV Senate]. We are going to stay united #55 strong and this will continue indefinitely." This was said jointly with AFT, WVEA, and WVSSPA
February 28th, 2018
Small group meeting with NEA executive director and we were listened to and had productive conversations. He says that if school is called we need to be picketing in our communities. No shifts. Small groups in Charleston. Proof is supposed to come later in the day. We are in constant communication with Doctor Manchin. Signs tomorrow need to thank the community for support. We need to say we are still waiting for proof of action steps from the governor and the legislature, so we don’t lose community support. We’ve gotten more information in the last hour than in the last month.
February 27th, 2018
Results from Today's joint meeting WVEA and AFT had with Governor Justice
First win: 5% pay increase for service and professional.
Second win: “paycheck protection”, attacks on seniority and other bills like charter schools are off the table.
Second win: PEIA concerns are being addressed. Go365 issues are gone of course. There are no changes to your fees, premiums, family income, etc. The problem is insurance is complex and cannot be fixed in 9 days, i.e. the end of the legislative session. The funding can be dedicated in that time and the task force can begin immediately to address the problems. This can be done.
What we have to do is go to Charleston tomorrow to let Carmichael know we are serious. Dale Lee said “any glitch in this and we don’t go back Thursday”.
Updates to follow.
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