State backs off across-the-board pay cuts; smaller paychecks still on the table

2021-04-20T14:58:44-10:00April 20, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Negotiations, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

While your HSTA Negotiations Team is pleased to report that the employer is no longer proposing a large, across-the-board pay cut, the state still wants to eliminate key memoranda of understanding (MOUs) and differentials, which would result in reduced pay and loss of important protections.

Union dues deductible on state taxes, not on federal taxes

2020-01-17T05:51:00-10:00January 17, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The state's official tax instruction book confirms union dues can still be deducted from state taxes, subject to itemizing and if your miscellaneous deductions exceed two percent of your income.

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