Proposed Contract- Death Knoll for UFT- Ms. Weingarten RESIGN now!
City and Teachers Union Reach Tentative Accord - New York Times
I do not understand why Ms Weingarten calls this a wonderful day. This is Black Monday for NYC Teachers. Without even seeing the fine print (baited breath), what was outlined in the press conference this afternoon says volumes.
Cost of living increases are just that- cost of living increases. Why should anyone be expected to GIVE BACK hard earned rights just to keep up with inflation. Productivity increases are an entirely different matter. If we had the cola and THEN incentives to consider give backs, that would be a fair playing field.
* Not even a fair cost of living increase!
* No raise! -COLA's are not raises. A raise is doing the same work.
* Loss of grievance/seniority/retention/transfer rights!
* Zero gains on class size reform!
* Give backs of decades of contract negotiation!
*A chunk of the cola isn't even retroactive for some teachers!
This proposal is an insult to "New York's Smartest!" If you vote for this outrageous contract you have absolutely no foresight or common sense. There is absolutely nothing - NOTHING - in it for teachers. This is a cost of living increase and nothing more. Not even a good one.
Ratifying this gives that pompous money bag Bloomberg and bumbling puppet Chancellor Klein a campaign brag on how he settled with the UFT just in time for the election.
Teachers- you all went to college for 5+ years, give up your home life and physical and emotional health for this job. PLEASE do not sell your selves out because of weak, ineffective union leadership. Do what you are teaching you students to do. THINK FOR YOURSELF!
Here- this is simple:
Make a T Chart with 2 columns. Under 1 column, list all the things teachers get out of this contract. In the next column list all the givebacks.
As for me I'd VOTE NO!
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