Elected leadership of Mingo County Education Association and AFT-Mingo recieved authorization fro 97% of Mingo County School employees to call for one day of action should circumstances surrounding the omnibus bill merit a work stoppage.
January 29th, 2019
Tensions continue to build in West Virginia’s education system over the proposed Senate Education Omnibus Bill.
On Monday night, members of the West Virginia Education and American Federation of Teachers in Mingo County met and authorized a vote on a one day work stoppage, according to Brandon Wolford, president of Mingo County’s section of the West Virginia Education Association union.
The vote will take place Tuesday and will include all public employees of the Mingo County school system.
Wolford says that he and teachers met to go over various aspects of the bill and realized that it is “far more damaging to students than to teachers”.
He says their biggest concern with the bill is the increase of class sizes and the funding of charter schools.
Wolford is “100 percent” convinced that this bill is a retaliation for last year’s teacher strike.
We will continue to follow this developing story as new details emerge.