W.Va. teachers ending 2-day strike

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Unions for West Virginia teachers say they’re ending their two-day strike after lawmakers did not act on a doomed, broad-based education bill.

Leaders of three unions representing teachers and school service personnel called an end to the strike Wednesday night. They say classrooms would reopen statewide on Thursday.

But the leaders say they reserve the right to call teachers back out on strike before the end of the legislative session in early March to take action as they see fit on other education bills.

The House of Delegates made no mention of Tuesday’s passage of a motion that effectively killed the bill.

According to legislative rules, a lawmaker who voted to table the bill had until Wednesday to ask to have the vote reconsidered. The House adjourned until Thursday without such a move being made.

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