AFT-WV Legal Update on COVID-Related Issues (10/27/20)

After reviewing the Circuit Court decision issued last Friday by Judge Carrie Webster on the legality of the color-coded school map, it appears the Court basically affirmed AFT-WV’s legal opinion that the Governor has the constitutional authority to implement these measures during a state of emergency.

2020 General Election Endorsements

The AFT-WV COPE Committee met via teleconference this week to endorse candidates for the 2020 General Election. Endorsements are based on questionnaire responses, interviews and voting records (where applicable.)  Candidates who did not return a questionnaire are ineligible for endorsement consideration, as per the AFT-WV COPE bylaws. 

WV BOE Policies on Public Comment

The following WV Board of Education policies are on public comment until November 16th at 4:00PM. AFT-WV encourages our members to review the policies and comment with your feedback to the BOE. 


AFT-WV Legal Update on COVID-Related Concerns

Over the past several weeks, AFT-WV leadership has been consulting with our legal team to explore various ways to address the school-related COVID concerns of our members.  Our in-house attorney and outside counsel have been researching case law and collaborating on possible avenues for intervention and action, both on the state and local levels.