A program called career ladder was cut which caused a pay cut for the teachers involved in the program. The size of the cut depended on how long you'd been teaching, how long you'd been in the program, and what your local district did. It paid for teachers to work beyond their contracted time. Some districts paid some or all of it, some didn't. Teachers would get paid a lump sum, minus taxes, in July. What was the most frustrating is that when the state first planned to not fund the program it was the end of the school year. The teachers had already done the work but the state wasn't going to pay their share. This didn't happen, thanks in no small part to MSTA, but the state didn't fund it for the next year.
I remember the abuse of the system. That kind of thing seems to happen again and again.