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Solidarity with WV Strikers Watch Party
March 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-6
Join us in Denton, TX to watch a livestream interview and hear on the ground reports from the strike with live interviews from victorious West Virginia striking teachers,
Emily Comer and Jay O’Neal. Discuss how to build solidarity and what lessons we can learn from this struggle, and show support across the globe.
Bring a co-worker, friend, or classmate and let’s spread the word wide!
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Over 30,000 West Virginia teachers and school personnel remain on strike. While union leaders and Governor Justice announced a deal on Tuesday night, rank-and-file teachers have insisted that the core issues, most notably rising healthcare costs, remain unresolved. After meetings and discussions across the state, all 55 counties remain out. Meanwhile, the state legislature has tabled legislation to resolve the strike into next week. Solidarity across West Virginia has been immense: teachers have made sure that students who rely on free meals at school are fed and families have turned up in support of their teachers. Thousands of defiant workers remain in the Capitol building to press for their demands.
But a near blackout by mainstream media means that we need to build solidarity with the strikers beyond West Virginia. In a moment when Janus threatens to break the back of the unions, the rank-and-file workers of West Virginia are showing another way forward. #55united #solidarityforever
Donate to the strike fund set up by local activists, please visit here: https://www.gofundme.com/wv-teachers-strike-fund
Sponsored by International Socialist Organization, Jacobin Magazine, Labor Notes, the NYC-DSA Labor Branch, and the MORE caucus of the United Federation of Teachers.
Endorsed by Labor for Palestine and Labor for Standing Rock.