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Still No School In W. Va. As Salary Snag Ensures Strike Will Go On

The state Senate failed to pass the raise teachers are demanding. Now an end date for the strike is unclear as students face their eighth day of no school.
W. Va. teachers, students and supporters hold signs on a Morgantown, W. Va., street on Saturday. The strike is in its second weekend after the state Senate failed to pass the 5 percent raise teachers are demanding. Source: Spencer Platt

The union representing W. Va. teachers says their strike — begun Feb. 22 — will extend at least through Monday, if not longer, after the state Senate failed to pass the raise teachers are holding out for.

Senators voted for a 4 percent raise for teachers, service personnel and state troopers.

Republican Gov. Jim Justice and the Republican-led House of Delegates have already agreed to the 5 percent raise teachers are demanding.

Saturday night's Senate

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