contract 2014

5 percent pay increase in May and June

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The salaries of UFT members employed by the Department of Education will increase a total of 5 percent in May and June as part of the UFT-DOE contract ratified in 2014.

Beginning May 1, members will receive a 2 percent wage increase that is the fourth step of the phase-in of the 8 percent retroactive rate increase arising from the 2009–11 period. All pedagogues and paraprofessionals on the Q Bank payroll will see that increase reflected in their May 15 paychecks. Then, effective June 16, there will be a regular wage increase of 3 percent.

Second lump-sum payment coming this month

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lump-sum-chart-2017.jpgThis is money that UFT members would have earned had they received 4% raises in 2009 and 2010.

Because you have a union that fights for you, eligible members are entitled to be compensated for the two 4 percent raises that former Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave to members of some municipal unions in 2009 and 2010 but refused to give to public school educators and other city employees at the time.

3.5% salary increase comes on May 1

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dollar-sign_stock.jpg The salaries of UFT members employed by the Department of Education increased 3.5 percent on May 1 as part of the 2014 contract. All teachers and other pedagogues including paraprofessionals on the Q Bank payroll will receive the 3.5 percent increase in their May 16 paycheck.

First lump-sum payment coming this October

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Lump-sum payment information

All active UFT members who worked for the Department of Education between 2009 and 2015 plus those who retired after June 30, 2014 will receive five lump-sum payments between this October and 2020 associated with two 4 percent pay increases dating back to Nov. 1, 2009, and Nov. 1, 2010.

Lump sum pig small All active UFT members who worked for the Department of Education between 2009 and 2015 plus those who retired after June 30, 2014 will receive five lump-sum payments between October 2015 and 2020 associated with two 4 percent pay increases dating back to Nov. 1, 2009, and Nov. 1, 2010.

See a flier explaining the lump-sum payment schedule »

New workweek model extended

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The UFT and the Department of Education reached agreement in mid-May to continue the current configuration of the workweek for the 2015–16 school year.

The union negotiated a one-year extension after 74 percent of the more than 12,000 teachers and paraprofessionals who responded to a one-question poll via email stated that they would prefer to keep the current structure of the workweek rather than go back to the 37.5-minute model.

3% pay increase on May 1

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Generic image - dollar sign blocks The salaries of UFT members employed by the Department of Education increased 3 percent on May 1 as part of the 2014 contract.

Members received a regular wage increase of 1 percent coupled with a 2 percent wage increase that is the first step of the phase-in of the 8 percent retroactive rate increase arising from the 2009–11 period.

All teachers and other pedagogues including paraprofessionals on the Q Bank payroll will receive the 3 percent increase in their May 15 paycheck.

Union wins paperwork ruling at Dewey HS

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Dewey HS staffers (from left) Denise Piegari, Shari Weiss, Chapter Leader Michael Solo and Joseph Occhiogrosso will no longer have to be burdened with excessive paperwork.

In the first test of the new standards on paperwork reduction, an arbitrator has ordered the principal of John Dewey HS in Gravesend, Brooklyn, to stop burdening the teachers with unnecessary paperwork.

Retirees receive retro payments

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Arbitrator orders DOE to dispense owed funds after making minor adjustments to contract

More than 14,000 recent UFT retirees received their full retroactive pay in one lump sum in late February. The checks were issued after an arbitrator adjusted the terms of the 2015 contract to cover the cost and ordered the Department of Education to immediately process the payments.

Arbitrator to help resolve retiree retro issue

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A new arbitration decision has cleared a pathway for paying recent retirees the lump-sum retroactive payments they have been expecting.

One of the independent arbitrators who helped the UFT and the Department of Education reach a new collective-bargaining agreement last spring has offered his services to find a way to make up the $60 million shortfall in the settlement fund set up to make whole all UFT members who retired between Nov. 1, 2009, and June 30, 2014.

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