Protesting For Raise

By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3 Email
By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3 Email

Teachers in West Virginia are close to getting a pay raise.

Now, other state workers want the same.

On Monday, hundreds of state workers, including employees from the Division of Highways, rallied at the Capitol.

They say the governor is only proposing a one time increment pay hike of two-and-a-half percent, which essentially means it's not a raise but more like a bonus.

One D.O.H. worker says he's worked for the state seven years and has never seen a raise across the board.

Brien Price, a Department of Highways worker, said "Makes us feel low. Bust our hindends in summer time, we keep roads clean. In the winter time, we have to treat roads to make them safe for teachers and police can get to their jobs."

Organizers say they hope to make this an annual event at the Capitol.


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