WVSSPA Endorses Jim Justice for WV Governor

Charleston, W.Va. – Today the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association (WVSSPA) announced their endorsement of West Virginia Democratic candidate Jim Justice for Governor.

“We want our membership to show full support of Jim Justice. We believe Justice will stand up for West Virginia workers,” Executive Director Joe White explained.  “The WVSSPA is the voice of thousands of hard-working school service personnel. We need a governor who will listen to our voices, the voices of the working people in West Virginia,” White said. 

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WVSSPA Announces Dues Reduction

Charleston, W.V. – The West Virginia School Service Personnel Association (WVSSPA) announced at its 51st annual Spring Conference an annual dues reduction of $31 for regular members.

“This is the first time in 51 years that dues have been cut. We have listened to our members and we are finally in position to be able to make this request a reality. We are making history,” said Executive Director Joe White.

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WVSSPA Annual Spring Conference at Oglebay Resort

Wheeling, W.V. – The West Virginia School Service Personnel Association (WVSSPA) will hold its 51st annual Spring Conference at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV on Friday, May 13th-Saturday, May 14th.

Nearly 200 school service personnel from 35 counties across the state will attend the conference. Members attending the WVSSPA Spring Conference will learn about the Association and its direction, receive important updates on legislative changes related to service personnel and elect Executive Committee representatives for the Aide and Custodial positions.

 

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West Virginia School Service Personnel Association Endorses Jeff Kessler for Governor of West Virginia

Charleston, W.Va. – Today the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association (WVSSPA) announced their endorsement of West Virginia Democratic candidate Jeff Kessler for Governor.

 “The WVSSPA Political Action Committee based their decision on Kessler’s legislative experience, dedication to the working people and his commitment to education in the state of West Virginia,” said WVSSPA Executive Director Joe White. “Kessler made it clear to the committees that the working people of West Virginia will have a voice in the governor’s office.”

 On Saturday, Kessler met with the WVSSPA Political Action Committee. All gubernatorial candidates who completed and returned the required questionnaire were invited for an interview. The committee voted unanimously to endorse and support Kessler for the gubernatorial race.

“I'm honored to have the support of this dedicated organization. The West Virginia School Service Personnel Association is on the front lines fighting for and protecting our children and its members daily. I’ve fought for all West Virginian’s throughout my legislative career. As your Governor, I will continue to work for the people of West Virginia and invest in them and our future,” said Kessler.

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September 25, 2015 - West Virginia School Service Personnel Day

Charleston, W.V. – The West Virginia School Service Personnel Association (WVSSPA) will celebrate 50 years and a proclamation by the Office of the Governor declaring Friday, September 25, 2015, as West Virginia School Service Personnel Day.

“School service personnel are dedicated, professional, well-trained, caring and compassionate individuals who have chosen a path to serve West Virginia students. The jobs that they do bring joy and satisfaction in knowing they have an impact on the lives of our most precious commodity - our children,” WVSSPA Executive Director Joe White.

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WVSSPA Partners with West Virginia University Institute for Labor Studies & Research To Host First Annual Summer School

Morgantown, W.V. – On July 12th-16th, the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association (WVSSPA) is partnering with West Virginia University Institute for Labor Studies and Research (ISL) to offer the first annual summer school at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown, WV.

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West Virginia School Service Personnel Association To Celebrate 50 Years and Governor’s Proclamation

Charleston, W.V. – The West Virginia School Service Personnel Association (WVSSPA) is celebrating 50 years with an invitation-only birthday reception at the Embassy Suites Hotel at 7:30 in the evening on Friday May 1, 2015. Over 200 guests are expected, including founder Kenneth Legg, and WVSSPA delegates from around the state. During the celebration, a staff member from the Office of the Governor will be proclaiming September 25, 2015, as West Virginia School Service Personnel Day. The celebration will continue with the annual spring assembly on Saturday May 2, 2015. Service personnel will cover various topics including legislative updates, PEIA changes and member mobilization.

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WVSSPA Donates to Union Mission


Marmet, W.V. – Today the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association (WVSSPA) President, Linda Thompson, and Executive Director, Joe White, made a generous donation to the Union Mission food drive held at the Kroger’s location in Marmet, W.Va. Along with the donation, Joe White went on-air to announce his challenge to WVSSPA members to extend the same generosity. “It is a pleasure to help, we are here to make a donation and to challenge our members to do the same,” White explained. “We have close to 800 members in Kanawha County and we want to challenge each of our members to make a donation and help fill up this truck with food,” White continued.

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