State educators to gauge work stoppage support with vote


LEWIS COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) -- A statewide vote will be taking place among educators this week to gauge support for a state-wide work stoppage, according to the Lewis County Board of Education.

Over the past week, teachers have met and held pickets, rallies, and walk-ins to fight for higher wages and lower premiums for the Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA).

Monongalia County educators will also be voting Tuesday on action authorization, which would allow unions to take action on their behalf in Charleston.

The votes will likely take multiple days to tally.