Paraprofessionals will no longer be suspended without pay for long periods without due process while their cases are being investigated.
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The contract contains a number of provisions for members of functional chapters.
Our proposed contract agreement with the DOE, which was announced on Oct. 11, 2018, recognizes your hard work and dedication and empowers us to improve the teaching and learning conditions in our schools.
This 43-month contract provides a 2 percent salary increase on Feb. 14, 2019, followed by an increase of 2.5 percent on May 14, 2020, and 3 percent on May 14, 2021.
This contract contains several new ways to resolve grievances more quickly.
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.
From the earliest days of the UFT, presidents Charles Cogen and Al Shanker knew that educators could be a powerful tool for reform. Educators knew first-hand the problems that their students faced, and they encouraged educators to come up with...