The walkout came about a year after West Virginia teachers launched the national “Red4Ed” movement with a nine-day strike in which they won 5 percent pay raises.
West Virginia teachers' unions on Monday called a statewide strike over an education bill that they view as lacking their input and as retaliation for a walkout last year.
A year after shutting down schools across the state, West Virginia school employees are to hit the picket lines once again.
“We are left no other choice but as of tomorrow, we are calling a statewide strike of our teachers and our service personnel,” said Fred Albert, president of the West Virginia American Federation of Teachers chapter.
West Virginia teachers, whose protests sparked a nationwide movement, prepare to walk out again.