pay raises http://apr.org en No Raise For Ala. Workers In Panel Approved Budget http://apr.org/post/no-raise-ala-workers-panel-approved-budget <P>Alabama state non-education employees would not get a cost-of-living raise or merit pay raises under a $1.74 billion General Fund budget approved Wednesday by the Senate Finance and Taxation-General Fund Committee.</P> <P>The budget for 2013-14 is mostly level with the budget for the current fiscal year that ends Sept. 30. It is just a slight increase from the budget recommended by Gov. Robert Bentley. The chairman of the committee, Republican Sen. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 23:03:53 +0000 The Associated Press 26242 at http://apr.org No Raise For Ala. Workers In Panel Approved Budget AEA Plans To Ask For Teacher Pay Raises http://apr.org/post/aea-plans-ask-teacher-pay-raises <P>Alabama Education Association plans to lobby to get teachers a 10 percent raise over the next two years if the money is available.</P> <P>AEA Executive Secretary Henry Mabry says it would be the first pay raise for teachers in five years. Mabry says inflation is hurting teacher incomes and good salaries help attract strong teachers and other personnel.</P> <P>AEA estimates the average teacher makes about $48,000 per year. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:42:03 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 19939 at http://apr.org AEA Plans To Ask For Teacher Pay Raises