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All strikes by public employees are illegal in West Virginia, one of 28 states with "right to work" laws allowing employees in unionized workplaces to opt out of union dues. Oklahoma teachers, who want higher salaries and better health insurance, have discussed starting statewide school closures in the first week of April, when standardized testing happens, according to KTUL.

And on Sunday, West Virginia communications workers announced that they, too, would be going on strike after Frontier Communications failed to agree to a contract that employees considered fair.

Teachers are protesting pay that's among the lowest in the nation, rising health care costs and a previously approved 2 percent raise for next year after four years without any increase.

Acting on a revised revenue forecast from Gov. Jim Justice, the House of Delegates today moved swiftly to pass a new 5-percent pay raise package for teachers, service personnel and State Police, with raises for additional state employees to be addressed in the coming days. "I stand with them in their fight for justice and dignity".

The committee's initial inaction prompted schools statewide to close again Tuesday, the ninth day of canceled classes.

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"All three states saw significant reductions in school funding once the recession started, and none have seen that investment restored into public education", said Arizona Education Association President Joe Thomas.

Missed school days will be made up, either at the end of the school year or by shortening spring break, depending on decisions by individual counties.

A Senate finance committee vote earlier in the day drew boos from an overflow crowd of teachers and supporters who watched a livestream from the Senate committee room. Massachusetts, with the third-highest public school teacher salaries (behind NY and California) spends the second-lowest share of its state budget on education (behind New Hampshire).

"While everyone is focused on the mistakes, my focus is exclusively on getting our children back to school", said Gov. Jim Justice.

Then on Saturday, the state Senate approved a 4 percent raise, prompting angry union officials to vow to stay out of the classroom indefinitely. He said it was a cut of $20 million.

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Union leaders haven't said whether they're calling for an end to the strike, pending a ceremony at the governor's office later Tuesday. Blair said that if the governor's estimates of increased revenue estimates from Justice come to fruition, supplemental appropriations could take place.

While saying she is "very supportive" of the teachers, Carty said she is anxious about the students during the strike. "For crying out loud, we are putting our children at risk". We are very happy that this committee has seen the light for some miraculous reason, but we don't believe it until it's signed, sealed, delivered. One teacher noted that a manager at a fast food restaurant close to her school makes more money than she does. It was reopened an hour later, and teachers vented their frustration over the lack of progress. If it does, we should look to West Virginia teachers to show the way forward for labor rights.

Although Swann is concerned about her daughter making up for lost curriculum, she is quick to point out that there are still teachers taking the time to send online assignments and provide food to students who rely on free and reduced breakfast and lunch. At least two GoFundMe pages have been launched in support of the walkout.

"We don't know if school will be in session day-to-day until the evening", she told CNN. "They deserve to be able to have insurance".

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