AEA http://apr.org en Suit Looks To Block Payments To Teacher's Group http://apr.org/post/suit-looks-block-payments-teachers-group <p></p><p>A lawsuit has been filed to block state education officials from allowing payroll deductions from public school employees to fund the Alabama Education Association.</p><p>A Hoover woman who filed the suit in Shelby County Circuit Court Wednesday says the AEA hasn't ensured that dues being paid by public school employees won't be used to fund Alabama Voices for Teachers for Education, the AEA's political action committee.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 21:54:52 +0000 The Associated Press 51529 at http://apr.org Suit Looks To Block Payments To Teacher's Group Alabama Teachers: Hey Governor, What Happened To Our Raises? http://apr.org/post/alabama-teachers-hey-governor-what-happened-our-raises <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the last few years the state has had to tighten its belt to rein in spending during some lean budget years. Alabama’s teachers have had to shoulder some of that burden with pay cuts and increased contributions to their pensions. Teachers received a two percent pay raise last year, their first since 2007. More raises were expected this year to help bring teacher pay back to pre-recession levels. Governor Robert Bentley took up the cause during his State of the State address...</span></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:39:47 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 50720 at http://apr.org Alabama Teachers: Hey Governor, What Happened To Our Raises?