Morrisey Waiting for Authorization to Take Legal Action Against Teachers


CHARLESTON– West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey issued the following statement regarding what he calls the unlawful work stoppage affecting schools across West Virginia.

The Attorney General’s comments came Tuesday during a press conference at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington.

“I think that we’ve talked about this back home in West Virginia, that it is unlawful to have a work stoppage. I know that the Governor and the Legislature are trying to work through a number of issues right now.

“The way the system works in West Virginia is the Attorney General awaits authorization from the relevant state agency before he can pursue that legal action and that is in process right now so we will await the state board of education meeting.

“I believe that this is an unlawful action and we need to enforce the laws of our state.”

Tyler Barker

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