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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.

Nurses, therapists, education officers, education analysts and other eligible members who are on the H Bank payroll will begin to see the 2 percent increase in their May 19 paychecks (for 13 days, May 1 to May 13).

All pedagogues who work per diem or per session will see the 2 percent pay rate in the June 1 paycheck for any days worked from May 1 to May 15.

Paras working per session and para substitutes will see their increase based on the new salary rate in their regular semi-monthly paychecks dated May 31.

The additional 3 percent increase should be in paychecks in late June.

UFT members will be receiving three more lump-sum payments through 2020 reflecting the increased take-home pay they would have earned had they received 4 percent raises in both 2009 and 2010. Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave those increases to members of some municipal unions, but refused to give them to public school educators and other city employees at the time.

Members received 12.5 percent of those earnings in October 2015 and October 2017. They will receive the balance in lump-sum payments of 25 percent in October 2018, 2019 and 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact a salary rep in your UFT borough office.

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