Here's our new contract!
Money Our raise by this time next year? 5% (2% in the Fall and 3% in the Spring) Projected inflation? 5%!!!! (2.1 this year. 2.9 in 2015). Amount of money "in play" after this mayor leaves office or is reelected? Close to $20,000 (for me). But don't worry, you'll have another thousand bucks to save.
Protections: ATRs can be fired just for being confused about where their assignment is. This is no myth. A "Failure to report" can result from an honest misunderstanding such as listening to a principal who is impressed with you instead of listening to the email from "Central". Two days missed? Immediate "Resignation". Also, the "assumed resignation" path to termination is now open for business.
PROSE No one knows! But New York's 'smartest' voted for it anyway.
Paperwork: There is a committee for that! More to come (maybe) but until then, you keep handing it in.
Scheduling: Many multi-session principals are already planning to keep teachers late for teacher conferences they will not be paid for (there can be no time arrangements in multi-session schools). Look for more than a few nonmythical blog posts about this.
Healthcare Didn't matter anyway. Mr. Mulgrew convinced the MLC to do what they wanted on the afternoon of May 5, 2014. A No Vote wouldn't have undid that.
Oh, and that Differential? A leader of the New Action Caucus of the UFT commented that it isn't $5,000 but was (somehow) changed to any amount up to $5,000 after the initial publication of the first version of the MLC.
I once mentioned how every single teacher I've spoken with voiced opposition to this contract. Looks like I need to meet more teachers!
Yogi Bera once said, "I tell the kids, somebody's gotta win, somebody's gotta lose. Just don't fight about it. Just try to get better." I love that quote and so:
Different voices, but we speak as #1union... I <3 the UFT.. MT @UFT: It is a wrap. Contract passes with over 77 percent of the vote
— Urban Ed (@nycUrbanEd) June 3, 2014
(But I am going to try to get better at this)