Two Unions- Two Messages

Two unions in the state of West Virginia represent the tens of thousands of teachers.

The West Virginia Education Association is supporting a one day walk out on Wednesday March 14th.

President Charlie DeLauder says it's about keeping "quality educators" in the state.

But the American Federation of teachers is taking a different approach.

The AFT is sending a letter to all of it’s 7,300 members.

It summarizes the legislative session and even highlights what they see as some positive moves made by lawmakers.

But at the bottom it asks members to vote yes or no on a possible strike.

In the letter President Judy Hale writes “We want our members to have all the information they need to make an informed decision. Then, we want them to vote. We are asking them to be very clear in their direction to us- are you willing or unwilling to strike?."

If 51 percent of members vote to strike: they would hit the picket lines the first week of May.

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