It appears Republican leaders in the West Virginia Legislature are doing precisely what I suggested earlier this month that they might. They are pulling the rug right out from under the feet of the state’s three big public school employee unions.
Union leaders are not happy about that.
In March, when a two-day strike by union members shut down most schools in the state, GOP lawmakers were intimidated enough to scrap their “omnibus education bill.” Gov. Jim Justice had threatened to veto it if it included charter schools, anyway. The governor reacted by telling legislators they would have to come back to Charleston for a special session on education.
For a time, it had been suggested the session would occur this month.
Indeed, a special