The union representing W. Va. teachers says their strike - begun February 22 - will extend at least through Monday, if not longer, after the state Senate failed to pass the raise teachers are holding out for.
As Jessica Salfia, an English teacher at Spring Mills High School in Berkeley County, W. Va., wryly told NPR's Weekend Edition, "apparently they need more teachers on-staff in the Senate to do some proof-reading and editing".
Schools in all 55 counties have been closed since February 22 as teachers and others have rallied for higher pay and a long-term fix for the Public Employees Insurance Agency. However, House Speaker Tim Arstead presumed that the Governor's revenue estimates for 2019 "should allow us to afford larger pay raises". They have not seen a pay raise in over a decade.
Teachers from the state's two biggest metropolitan areas-Oklahoma City and Tulsa-converged on Friday to discuss the possibility of going on strike to pressure the state legislators to enact what educators call long overdue pay raises.
The waiting frustrates parents, students and union leaders, who've marched and crowded the state capitol for legislative hearings. However, the deal failed to address the issue of healthcare, leading to continued protests from the teachers of West Virginia. "This is unprecedented. It's confusing and I think (teachers are) disheartened by the process".
They say all public schools in West Virginia will be closed again Monday and will "remain closed until the Senate honors the agreement that was made".
The American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, West Virginia Education Association, and the School Service Personnel Association said the Senate didn't leave them any choice, after voting to reduce their pay raise to 4 percent Saturday night, the Chicago Tribune reported.
However, that raise must be passed as a law, since West Virginia is not a collective bargaining state. The Senate Finance Committee ended up putting forward a 4% raise in the altered bill.
"House members wouldn't agree to that change, and both sides appointed three members to a conference committee, which will try to hash out the differences on the bill". John Unger, a Democrat, has stated that it's the Senate's fault the bill hasn't gone through. Republican Sen. Greg Boso of Nicholas introduced the amendment to lower the raise, which the full Senate adopted by a vote of 19-15.
The turbulence was the result of a powerful Nor'easter that has brought damaging wind gusts throughout the DC area Friday morning. Whilst this flight managed to land, over 3000 have not even been able to take off due to the intense weather.
A decision on a number of other Aer Lingus flights from Cork to Paris, Amsterdam, Malaga and Heathrow will be made in the morning. Gatwick Airport has been presented with the airport of the year accolade at the London Transport Awards.
The former Los Angeles Laker arrived in the press room to a near standing ovation and was swamped with questions. When Kobe retired, we all assumed the usual things would happen when a legendary player hangs it up.
Neither of the PwC representatives involved in the mishap previous year , Brian Cullinan or Martha Ruiz, will return to the show. The BAFTA Awards saw a similar dress code, as the who's who of the worldwide movie industry donned all-black attires.
This day is for me and my country. "I think every race I get better". "I've not seen the race back". "I'm feeling confident. However, while she went into the race unbeaten this year, she had only faced domestic opposition.
Also Friday, four French skiers - two men and two women - were killed in an avalanche in the French Alps, the Guardian reported . A massive search effort was launched with Squaw Valley and Alpone Meadows ski patrols, along with police and fire.
Fine Gael TD Colm Brophy, said: "I utterly condemn this mindless criminal behaviour that has been carried out in recent hours". Armed Gardai responded to an incident in Tallaght following reports of burglary and thefts of vehicles at the supermarket.
The 30-year-old quarterback , whom Minnesota had on the books for $18 million in 2017, played in six quarters last season. They know how we do things now. "You know I think the big thing is Laquon needs to get out of his own way".
The Washington, D.C, Metropolitan Police Department has taken the lead in the investigation, the Secret Service spokesperson said. The President was set to return to Washington later Saturday to attend the annual Gridiron Club media dinner.
Both European and British negotiating teams are discussing the possibilities for a transition period after March 2019. Mrs May has said the EU's proposals on Northern Ireland threaten the UK's constitutional integrity.
Given that Hayward is signed to a four-year deal, it's in the Celtics' best interest to protect him for the long-term. We just told you Gordon Hayward nearly certainly won't return to the Boston Celtics this season.
He has also served as the Armenian ambassador to the European Union, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and the Holy See. Armenia's parliament on March 2 voted for a new Sargsyan to serve as the South Caucasus nation's next president .
A private funeral service will be held at the Billy Graham Library where about 2,300 invited guests are expected to attend. After going through a messy divorce, Ruth Graham said she made a decision to move away for a fresh start somewhere else.
Unlike the last Senate election in 2015, lawmakers were prohibited from taking their phones into the assemblies during the vote. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has also declared the Sindh Assembly's Senate election as most transparent, he added.
Their goals go beyond red carpets, organizers said in the lead-up to the Oscars. "It's been hanging in my closet". While no one else showcased a 50-plus-year-old outfit like Moreno, there were other notable fashion favorites.
Kelly Ripa is reportedly "livid" with Ryan Seacrest despite her public show of support for him on Thursday (03.01.18). Rancic spent an inordinate amount of time talking about the prosthetic butt Jones had to wear for the film.
The island is the last hold out of Nationalist Chinese forces that fled the mainland during China's civil war in the late 1940s. The last senior visit to the United States took place in 1995 when then-President Lee Tung-hui visited Cornell for a speech.
At the same point through the last midterm election in 2014, by comparison, more than 34,000 ballots had been cast in person . McLennan County residents voting either of the parties' primaries may have contested races for U.S.
Johnson added: "Coming in here past year , I think I felt like everything was really, really, really good in the golf game". Other short odds to win are Justin Thomas (8/1), Jon Rahm (11/1) and Jordan Spieth (11/1).
Sharma has an opportunity to become only the second player to win his US PGA Tour debut after Jim Benepe at the 1988 Western Open. Last year's victor , Dustin Johnson, still has some work to do if he's going to capture his third title in this tournament.
Researchers say the Danger Islands have been "largely spared" the environmental changes seen elsewhere in the Antarctic. But the images told an unmistakable story: there must be a significant penguin population visiting these islands.
Around Washington , D.C., downed power lines cut electricity to 170,000 people in Virginia, Maryland and the District. Tom Wolf was sending 90 guard members, mainly to help communities hit by heavy snow in the Poconos Mountains.