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First pay increases and retro coming in early fall

News

The first rate increases under the new UFT/DOE contract are taking effect this fall. 

The contract featured a 1 percent pay increase retroactive to May 1, 2013 and another 1 percent pay increase retroactive to May 1, 2014.

For in-service employees, salary adjustments and corresponding retroactive payments will be processed as follows:

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$1,000 bonus being paid out

News stories

UFT members employed by the Department of Education began receiving the contract’s $1,000 signing bonus during the final week of school.

The money is being issued to members who were on the DOE payroll as of June 3, the date that members ratified the contract. For all teachers and most other school-based UFT staff, this payment appeared in either their direct deposit account on June 25 or in a check delivery scheduled for June 26.

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Members ratify historic 9-year contract

News stories

An impressive 90,459 ballots cast

Employees of the independent American Arbitration Association counted the roughly 90,000 ballots on June 3.

Members ratify historic 9-year contract Bruce Cotler

Ballots are removed from envelopes and stacked by title.

UFT members overwhelmingly ratified a groundbreaking nine-year contract with the Department of Education on June 3. The contract passed with more than 77 percent of the 90,459 votes, which were counted by the independent American Arbitration Association.

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Much is riding on our success

President's perspective

mulgrew.jpgMichael Mulgrew, UFT President

We now have a new contract — ratified and certified — that will allow us to transform education in New York City by placing parents and educators back in the driver’s seat in our city’s public schools.

The responsibility now falls on our shoulders to show the rest of the country how public education can and should work when parents and educators are empowered.

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UFT members ratify contract by more than 3-to-1 margin

Press releases

Members of the United Federation of Teachers today ratified by a more than 3 to 1 margin a new contract that gives members an 18 percent pay raise, including full retroactive pay.

The nine-year contract passed with more than 77 percent of the roughly 90,000 overall votes, according to tallies by the American Arbitration Association.

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Teachers are the real reformers

Op-Eds

[This op-ed originally appeared in the Daily News on May 25.]

A bad idea about teaching children doesn’t become a good idea just because someone calls it a reform.

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What the proposed contract means for guidance counselors

Chapter news

Every day, we guidance counselors work hard to help New York City's schoolchildren excel academically, grow personally and adjust socially. The UFT's proposed new contract with the Department of Education recognizes and rewards our vital work and dedication and gives us tools to help us in our jobs.

If you are on payroll at the time of ratification, you will receive a $1,000 signing bonus upon contract ratification. You will also get the following rate increases:

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What the proposed contract means for social workers and psychologists

Chapter news

Every day, social workers and psychologists work hard to address the social and emotional well-being of New York City's schoolchildren so that they might reach their full potential. The UFT's proposed new contract with the Department of Education recognizes and rewards our vital work and dedication and gives us tools to help us in our jobs.

If you are on payroll at the time of ratification, you will receive a $1,000 signing bonus upon contract ratification. You will also get the following rate increases:

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Why treating teachers like professionals terrifies the tabloids

UFT blog

The proposed new teachers’ contract takes landmark steps toward recognizing the expertise of teachers and giving them more of a voice in decision making in their schools and classrooms. For proof that the contract empowers educators, look no further than yesterday’s editorial in the Daily News, which stomps its feet over Mayor de Blasio’s “generosity to the UFT” and “collaboration with the teachers union.”

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Contract Q&A Webcast with Michael Mulgrew

UFT President Michael Mulgrew answered questions from members about the proposed contract in this hour-long webcast, which was streamed live on May 19, the day that ballots began to arrive in schools and homes.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew answered questions from members about the proposed contract in this hour-long webcast, which was streamed live on May 19, the day that ballots began to arrive in schools and homes.

Below are the questions that President Mulgrew answered during the webcast, arranged by topic. The links will take you directly to the moment in the hour-long video when he gives the answer.

Watch the 10-minute introduction >>

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