West Virginia teachers’ strike: A militant model for the labor movement

By HUGH STEPHENSON — CHARLESTON, W.V. — West Virginia teachers stunned politicians, the media, and labor officials across the country when they launched a nine-day wildcat strike demanding wage increases and better health-care benefits for all state employees. Some 27,000 teachers from all 55 counties of West Virginia walked out of their classrooms on Feb. … Continue reading West Virginia teachers’ strike: A militant model for the labor movement