Giving Compass' Take:

• The Heritage Foundation reports that 2019 gives way to a different kind of teacher strike in that there are more political aimed goals and lawmakers are treating unions almost like a branch of the state government.

• This year is bringing questions of why and when organized labor was given keys to the state capitol, how are taxpayers and teachers responding to this? 

Here's an article about teacher strikes backfiring. 


For the second year in a row, West Virginia teacher unions have gone on strike, and the Legislature rushed to comply.

While both strikes were illegal, the purpose of this year’s walkout was quite different from last year’s.

The 2018 strike focused on improving teacher pay and benefits, and teachers got exactly what they asked for: raises and a promise that their health insurance wouldn’t go up.

But this year, the unions struck not for better pay or working conditions, but to achieve purely political goals.

Read the full article about a different kind of teacher strike by Jonathan Butcher at The Heritage Foundation