Contract http://tristatesradio.com en Monmouth and Firefighters Ratify Contract http://tristatesradio.com/post/monmouth-and-firefighters-ratify-contract <p>Monmouth&#39;s city council and the firefighters union each ratified the three-year contract by a unanimous vote.<br /><br />Firefighters will receive a 2.5% pay raise each year of the deal.<br /><br />The city and the union each wanted similar changes in the time-off policies. The city wanted to reduce overtime. The union wanted to reduce the likelihood firefighters would be called in on their days off.<br /><br />City Administrator Eric Hanson said the major change was to vacation policy.<br /> Thu, 24 May 2012 20:50:20 +0000 James Lenz 15669 at http://tristatesradio.com Monmouth and Firefighters Ratify Contract Keokuk School District Proposing Wage Freeze http://tristatesradio.com/post/keokuk-school-district-proposing-wage-freeze <p>The Keokuk School District is proposing some major language changes in a new contract with its teachers.</p><p>The initial offer from the district to the Keokuk Education Association calls for a freeze in the base pay for new teachers.</p><p>It also seeks no movement on the salary schedule for experience or education.</p><p>The district also wants KEA members to start using direct deposit.</p><p>The most significant changes, though, come in the area of insurance.</p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 05:17:26 +0000 Jason Parrott 9336 at http://tristatesradio.com Keokuk School District Proposing Wage Freeze