There is a "work stoppage" teacher strike in West Virginia. It's the first statewide work stoppage to hit West Virginia schools in nearly 30 years. The state's two teachers unions will take part in the strike, with most having voted in favor of it. They are hoping to send a strong message to the state legislature, which hasn't funded the public employees' health care program enough to curb rising premiums. The last across-the-board raise for teachers and other public employees came in 2014. West Virginia ranked 48th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia in average teacher salaries. Many teachers carry 2 jobs and have to work weekends to make ends meet.