An illegal strike by teachers and school service workers (bus drivers, food service, clerical and custodial workers) has shut down public schools in the whole state. Monday will be the 8th day schools have been closed since the strike began.
At 12:01am EST today, all 1,400 workers at Frontier Communications, the regional telephone and internet service provider, went on strike. It too is a statewide strike.
We've been covering the events on Anti-Capital:
West Virginia Teachers to Strike
7 Days Out
2 Strikes, 1 Struggle: The Significance of the Communications Workers Strike in West Virginia