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Mar 6

ATU: WV teachers teach America about union power

ATU International President Larry Hanley issued the following statement in reaction to the deal won by West Virginia teachers.

“West Virginia teachers gave a lesson on union power with their victory to win pay raises for teachers and all West Virginia state public employees.

“On behalf of the 199,000 members of the Amalgamated Transit Union, we applaud the solidarity, strength, and commitment of the WV teachers in their fight for their rights and basic dignity for themselves, their students and all working families.

“Their victory sends a strong message to the anti-union groups, their billionaire funders, and right-wing politicians that they have woken a sleeping giant – organized labor - that will not be silent, and is stronger and more united than ever.”