W. Va. City to Give Employees Bonus for Work Amid Virus

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — City officials in West Virginia say city employees will get a one-time extra payment for continuing to work with the public during the coronavirus pandemic.

Huntington City Mayor Steve Williams said Monday that $900 will be awarded members of unions representing city police, firefighters, and administrative employees who did not work remotely during the virus outbreak.

A city statement says nearly 285 employees will receive the extra-duty pay in May.

Administrative staff who changed their schedule for remote work will receive 50% of the payment.

The more than $200,000 needed for the extra payments will come from the city’s budget.