House passes 2.5 percent pay raise for education employees

February 14, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama House of Representatives voted to pass a 2.5 percent across-the-board pay raise for all current education employees.

The bill, House Bill 174, was sponsored by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Poole, R-Tuscaloosa.

Everyone supported the bill to give the teachers and state employees a pay raise but some legislators felt that the raise should have bigger and that the Legislature should try to fund a way to get a bonus check for the state’s education retirees.

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Opinion | Educators, retirees deserve a pay raise

February 9, 2018

By Rep. Craig Ford

Eleven years is a long time to go without a pay raise. But for educators, state employees and retirees in Alabama, that’s how long it has been. And for retirees and many state employees, they have actually had their pay cut during those eleven years.

You may be thinking that educators, state employees and retirees had received raises in recent years. But that isn’t exactly true.

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PEEHIP Board Raises Health Insurance Premiums on Education Employees

April 29, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, April 27, the PEEHIP (Public Education Employees Health Insurance Program) board voted 7 to 6 to increase the monthly health insurance premiums for education worker and retirees insured by the plan.

Beginning on October 1, 2016 single plans will see a $15 a month rate increase. Family plans will be increased by $30 each month. A vote to utilize up to 10 percent of the PEEHIP Trust to offset the rate hikes was defeated on a 7 to 6 vote.
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