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For Immediate Release

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

AFSCME President Lee Saunders on the West Virginia Teachers’ Strike

Washington, D.C. — 

AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement praising the heroic actions and subsequent victory of the West Virginia teachers who went on strike to stand up for themselves and their students:

“The West Virginia teachers’ strike, which has ended in victory for teachers and students, is a heroic demonstration of democracy in action – the kind of democratic action Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought and died for. Thousands of people came together to say ‘enough is enough’ and demand better for the children they teach and themselves.”

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