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Things are getting busier at the WV Legislature! There was a public hearing this week and both education committees advanced a large number of bills this week at the Capitol.

Click here to get the latest legislative news in this week's 



🚨🚨Public Hearing tomorrow morning (1-24-24)🚨🚨

The Judiciary Committee will host a public hearing on HB 4654 at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, Jan. 24th in the House Chamber.

While appearing to prohibit schools, libraries and museums from distributing obscene material, many believe HB 4654 attempts to criminalize librarians, teachers and museum curators for making available certain books or artwork.

According to a news release issued Monday by House Democrats, this could include the Bible, biographies of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Roberto Clemente, and Michelangelo’s statue of David.

AFT-WV encourages



February 24, 2024

To be conducted via Zoom

Registration deadline: February 15, 2024

            TO:  ALL AFT-WV MEMBERS


            Fraternal Greetings:


            In compliance with Article VI of the AFT-WV Constitution, the Executive Board officially issues this call for a Special Convention, scheduled to convene as follows:


            Dates:              February 24, 2024   (Saturday)

            Time:               10:00 AM


A Special Convention will be held virtually via Zoom. The purpose of the meeting will be to vote for consideration of


The first full week of the 2024 WV Legislative Session is in the books.

Read what is happening at the Capitol in this week's  



AFT-WV President Responds to State of the State Address

Charleston - AFT-West Virginia President Fred Albert responded to Governor Jim Justice’s State of the State address:

While we are glad the Governor proposed a 5% pay increase for all education and state employees, we would like to see a larger increase so employees can truly realize a raise after the PEIA increases are taken into account.: Last year’s raise was also eaten up by huge PEIA increases, so unfortunately, our state isn’t truly moving the needle on attracting and retaining certified educators.

The 5% increases passed over


AFT-West Virginia is offering an online course to our members for the spring semester.  

The course qualifies for certification renewal through WVDE.  

You must be an AFT member in good standing to participate in the course.  

Registration deadline: Feb. 2, 2024. 

Strategies for Student Success- Part 2
Dates: Feb. 12- March 23, 2024 (Classes meet once weekly, Thursday nights, via Zoom)

Instructor: Randy Halsey
Course description:      Recognizing the importance of utilizing research-based, proven practices in schools and classrooms, this course contains modules to assist with