AFT-Mon and Marion “Road Dawgs for Justice” Make Their Voices

AFT-Mon and Marion Members made their voices heard in solidarity

against real, proposed PEIA Take Backs at a PEIA Finance Board Hearing

in Morgantown on November 13th. AFT Marion County President,

and state AFT Vice President, Stacey Strawderman, spoke against

any PEIA Take Backs. Stacey informed the board that we have a crisis

in public education in West Virginia and that we are not competitive

with our contiguous states. She also told the board that WV does not

offer a salary and benefit package that will allow us to compete for new



Stacey urged the board to reject this plan and convince the governor to

do the right thing—which is to provide the $4 million needed to offset

the cutbacks.