The West Virginia Division of the American Federation of Teachers held a solidarity meeting at Copper House Grill in Fairmont.
As part of the solidarity tour, the AFT has been going around the state spreading their story, challenges they face and plans for the future.
“The challenges that we still face and have to move forward in a positive direction,” Christine Campbell, AFT-WV president.
The group also spoke to AFT of other states sharing the accomplishments they have had.
The next steps will be to attend the PEIA meetings, come up with positive recommendations and identify the candidates for legislature that will take those recommendations in a positive direction, according to Campbell.
“Now that we have pulled together as an education community. Now how can we make a difference, not only in our communities but in the state when it comes to, are we electing leaders who truly want to invest in public education,” said Campbell.