contract negotiations

Teachers drive reforms in new contract

Op-Eds

[This op-ed originally appeared on WNYC on May 9.]

The tentative agreement between the city and the United Federation of Teachers, of which I am president, is a good deal for the students, schools and communities we serve, in addition to the teachers themselves.

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UFT Executive Board approves proposed contract

Press releases

The proposed teacher contract was approved by the UFT’s 89-member Executive Board at 7:40 p.m. tonight at the meeting at 52 Broadway.

The contract will be considered by the union’s 3,400-member Delegate Assembly on Wednesday, May 7 at 4:15 p.m. at the New York Hilton.

If approved, the contract will be submitted to the entire active membership by secret mail ballot. Expect the final count in early June.

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Ravitch praises proposed contract

UFT blog

Diane Ravitch, an acclaimed expert on education and a critic of corporate education reform, praises our proposed new contract on her blog for the opportunities it gives unionized public schools to innovate.

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Education contract is a good deal, especially for the kids

Op-Eds

[This op-ed originally appeared in the Daily News on May 3, 2014.]

New York City finally has a contract for education.

The United Federation of Teachers and the de Blasio administration agreed Thursday on a teachers contract that fosters an environment that will move the profession forward.

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UFT Contract Highlights 2014

Press releases

On May 1, the UFT and DOE announced that they had come to a tentative agreement on a contract. Here are some highlights of the proposed contract.

Teacher Pay

The proposed contract includes a total package of 18 percent in raises, including all retroactive pay, plus a $1,000 cash bonus. 

For the current round, the annual percentages are:

1 percent — 1 percent —$1,000 cash — 1 percent — 1.5 percent —2.5 percent — 3 percent

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A landmark contract that moves New York City schools and educators forward

UFT blog

The United Federation of Teachers and New York City leaders on May 1 announced a historic proposed nine-year contract that they said demonstrates the extraordinary progress possible in public schools when a city works in partnership with its educators.

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