AZUZ: Every public school in the American state of West Virginia has been closed for the past three days while teachers and other school employees are on strike. They're calling for higher wages and better health care benefits.
In 2017, West Virginia ranked 48 out of the 50 states in average teacher salary. Governor Jim Justice signed legislation last week that gives educators a 2 percent pay raise starting this summer and increases 1 percent next year and the year after.
But teachers there have other concerns about health insurance and taxes that the law doesn't address. Governor Justice says he hasn't forgotten teachers, but that they should be back in the classroom. And some state lawmakers agree. While the strike goes on, churches and community centers have programs for students so working parents don't have to stay home. And teachers and food pantries are sending extra meals to students who normally get them at school.
There are almost 20,000 teachers and more than 277,000 students enrolled in West Virginia's public schools.
2017年，西弗吉尼亚州教师的平均工资在美国50个州中排名第48位 。州长吉姆·贾斯提斯上周签署了法案，从今年夏天开始给教育工作者加薪2%，明年和后年加薪1% 。
但是该州教师还担心医保、征税及该法案没有解决的其他问题 。州长贾斯提斯表示，他没有忘记教育工作者，而教师们应该回到教室 。一些州议员表示同意 。罢工仍在继续，教会和社区中心有为学生们准备的课程，所以上班族父母不用留在家中照顾孩子 。教师和食品分发处将为通常在学校吃饭的学生发放饭菜 。
1. on strike 罢工；
例句：The workers have been on strike for three days now.
2. call for 要求；呼吁；
例句：About two dozen unionists staged a protest to call for the immediate setting up of a minimum wage and maximum working hours.
3. go on 继续；持续；
例句：I'm afraid if this noise goes on, I shall have no alternative but to call the police.