Colleen Slevin and Carolyn Thompson The Associated Press Published 4:35 PM EST Feb 15, 2019 DENVER — Denver teachers went on strike to improve their pay, but the fight wasn't that simple. Emboldened by teacher activism nationwide and struggling to live in a rapidly growing city, Denver educators challenged one of the nation's oldest incentive pay systems, which was originally endorsed by the teachers union and education reform advocates. The system known as Professional Compensation, or ProComp, allows teachers to add on to their base salary by earning bonuses of up to $3,000 a year for working in a hard-to-staff position or high poverty school or if their schools improve. Administrators and teachers on Thursday reached a tentative deal for better pay that ended a three-day walkout. But the union compromised on a $3,000 bonus for teachers who work in the district's most challenging schools that it said wasn't helping keep educators in those schools. Both sides agreed to … [Read more...] about Denver teacher strike revealed U.S. divide over bonus pay
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Colleen Slevin and Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press Updated 10:26 pm CST, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 An instructor carries a placard as she marches to Denver Public Schools headquarters to deliver Valentine Day cards Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Denver. Teachers walked off their jobs Monday, the first strike by teachers in Denver in 25 years. less An instructor carries a placard as she marches to Denver Public Schools headquarters to deliver Valentine Day cards Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Denver. Teachers walked off their jobs Monday, the first strike ... more Photo: David Zalubowski, AP Photo: David Zalubowski, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 An instructor carries a placard as she marches to Denver Public Schools headquarters to deliver Valentine Day cards … [Read more...] about Denver teacher strike reveals US divide over bonus pay
Sylvie Corbet and Angela Charlton, Associated Press Updated 3:20 pm PST, Monday, December 10, 2018 TV screens show French President Emmanuel during a televised address to the nation, at an electrical appliance store in Marseille, southern France, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he's partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year. less TV screens show French President Emmanuel during a televised address to the nation, at an electrical appliance store in Marseille, southern France, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. President Emmanuel Macron has ... more Photo: Claude Paris, AP Photo: Claude Paris, AP Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 TV screens show French … [Read more...] about Macron vows tax cuts, pay rise; will France’s anger subside?
A third local bank announced Wednesday it will give its employees bonuses ranging from $1,000-$1,500 because of the recent federal tax cuts passed by Congress. Mid America Bank plans to give full-time employees bonuses of $1,500 and part-time employees bonuses of $1,000 because of savings incurred by the new tax bill. Based in Wardsville, Mid America Bank has five locations in Wardsville, Holts Summit, Linn, Belle and Meta. "We are proud to reward our bankers with these bonuses to thank them for their hard-work and dedication to serving our community," CEO Brian Berhorst said in a news release. President Donald Trump signed a bill in December that overhauled the nation's tax code. Under the new tax bill, the corporate tax rate drops from 35 percent to 21 percent. The bill also restructures the seven personal income tax brackets and increases the standard deduction to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples who file jointly. In the wake of the tax cut, hundreds of … [Read more...] about Third local bank to hand out tax bonuses
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Tax reform is paying off in Louisiana Tax reform delivers conservative priorities with long-term impacts that are here to stay. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Clay Higgins Published 3:06 p.m. CT April 13, 2018 | Updated 3:40 p.m. CT April 13, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE April 17, 2018, marks the last time that Americans will file their taxes under the old federal tax code. For the first time in more than 30 years, America will do business under a fairer, simpler tax code that lowers rates … [Read more...] about Tax reform is paying off in Louisiana