What everyone else is saying about #55Strong

What everyone else is saying about #55Strong
Photo by Jamie Mason

West Virginia educators and state employees have spent the last nine days picketing and striking for better pay and health insurance premiums. Schools have been closed, and tensions have been high. But that strike came to an end yesterday as a 5 percent pay raise was approved by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice. Throughout the whole process educators, politicians, journalists and supporters took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the matter.

Some in the government supported the teachers:

While other individuals chose to go after those in charge:

In the meantime, the strike received national attention from Hollywood stars:

But at the end of the day, it seemed that the teachers wanted to be with their students instead of striking:

The media also poked a little fun at the process:

Supporters made sure to remind the teachers that they were not alone:

Finally, when the strike was declared over, teachers expressed their gratitude:

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