State workers, supporters host rally in Weston

WESTON, W. Va. (WDTV) -- Teachers, state employees and their supporters, including students, braved the cold to rally behind their concerns in Lewis County, Friday.

Like other rallies and meetings before, teachers here say the main issue isn't pay. There's concerns on PEIA premium increases.

Their main message was they want lawmakers to understand workers are standing together and standing up for what they believe they deserve.

"We're trying to get the message out for public employees for the state of West Virginia. Our insurance is going up but our pay is not so every year, we actually bring home less money to do the same jobs or even do more," said Aaron Radcliffe, President of the AFT of Lewis County.

Other rallies and walk-ins are scheduled in different counties over the next week.