Support the West Virginia Teachers in their Historic Strike

Brothers and Sisters,

The state-wide WVA teachers' strike is now in its second week. Under WVA law, the union has no mandatory dues and no formal right to collectively bargain, but the teachers' are demonstrating state-wide solidarity.

This is the most important public employee strike in America right now, and it's about health care benefits. The West Virginia State Legislature has failed to fully fund the Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA), so teachers in West Virginia have seen their premiums and deductibles skyrocket.

And West Virginia doesn't recognize the right of public employees to bargain collectively. When they walked out, these workers opened themselves up to great risk for themselves and their families. As fellow public employees, their fight is our fight. Help the teachers stay out on the picket line and survive.

If you'd like to contribute to the West Virginia teachers' strike fund, click here to their Go Fund Me direct-contribution page.


Tony Utano, President