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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

ATRs: Leaflet the delegates @ Wed's DA: Vote No on the UFT contract

ACRs/ATRs, other excesseed UFT members:
Leaflet the special UFT Delegate Assembly (special location) at the NY Hilton in Midtown:
1335 Ave of the Americas (west side of 6th Ave between 53rd St & 54th St, near E, F, M, N, Q, R line stations)
Wednesday, 5/7, 4 to 6 pm
(The MORE Caucus, which is supporting the ATR cause, is leafletting there as well with their leaflet.)

*Click this link for Web access to the print-ready landscape-formatted leaflet:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b2HI9Rs04WdNWrkKtCRea1VRYGJ0XfAXwDSYU-GDI8o/pub
*Version addressed to UFT delegates:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AwfHzIEKyVHY30kJ3IGihWbed6hrMiN_SA1YmtseosY/pub
*UFT's Pay Raise Schedule drawn out to 2020, plus issue of disparate treatment of ATRs:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qHdwRJF1hAyQgmbKiSlaw3bzrI41UmwBvh1MrmnbOKc/pub
*Drawn-out raise schedule Illustrated in a graphical form:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DZQBUBWlLLQ/U2ZzWlriviI/AAAAAAAAAE4/EqKPAlEct_o/s1600/AContract4PuttingOffRetro.gif

Fellow UFT members, ask your delegates,


DELEGATES, CAN YOU AFFORD TO SUPPORT THIS CONTRACT?”


In the new expedited process an ATR's career can be cut short promptly:
The charge from just two principals that he or she is “unprofessional” (which is not spelled out) will end their tenure, without due process.
--Can we really trust that principals will not create frivolous trumped up charges?
How safe are you from becoming an ATR?
--Is your license the next to be eliminated?
--Is your school losing enrollment?
--Is your school getting a co-location?
--Do you think your principal likes you –now?


And why are we agreeing with merit pay and with putting 200 schools outside of union protection?
Why does 75% of retro pay does not come until October 2018?


"These [ATRs] are good teachers, mostly from closing schools. But rather than create a win-win situation, the system - despite repeated requests - refused to deal with these issues."
             --UFT then president Randi Weingarten, April 10, 2008 – How far have we come from then?


Vote NO on the UFT contract! ATR Chapter Committee atrnyc.blogspot.com

THE DOE'S TEACHER RETENTION PLAN: HOLD OFF 3/4 OF RETRO PAYMENT FOR 4-6 YEARS

Here are the true details about the proposed contract as reported by UFT Leadership on May 1, 2014 to the negotiating committee:

Our Pay Raises
Money
These are the raises that we will get on paper (what the press is reporting):
'09 --4%
'10 --4%
'11 --0% ($1,000 signing
bonus credited to 2011)
'12 --0%
'13 --1%
'14 -1%
'15 -1%
'16 --1.5%
'17 --2.5%
'18 --3%

However, the money that is owed to us from previous years will ONLY arrive beginning in the
year 2015. It will work like this:
• 9/1/14- 2% (which includes the raise due 5/1/13 and 5/1/14 at 1% each):
• 5/1/15 - 3% (2% from our leftover raises in '09-'10 plus the 1% in the contract)
• 5/1/16 - 3.5% (2% from our leftover raises in '09-'10 plus the 1.5% in the contract)
• 5/1/17 - 4.5% (2% from our leftover raises in '09-'10 plus the 2.5% in the contract)
• 5/1/18 - 5% (2% from our leftover raises in '09-'10 plus the 3% in the contract)
• We would receive the $1,000 signing bonus sometime early next Fall

Our Retropay
That comes over 5 years and doesn't begin until 2015. We will receive a percentage of what
we are owed in one payment per year:
• 10/1 2015- 12.5% (lump sum)
• 10/1 2016 - Nothing
• 10/1 2017 - 12.5% lump sum
• 10/1 2018 - 25% lump sum
• 10/1 2019 - 25% lump sum
• 10/1 2020 - 25% lump sum

ATRs
Whoever accepts a position at a school, will go right back into the pool if a principal *says* they acted in an unprofessional manner. If an ATR is sent back into the reserve pool twice, then he/she will be fired in a 50 day time frame via a 3020-a hearing that will last no more than 1 day.

2 comments:

  1. http://iceuftblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-problematic-language-is-not-only.html

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  2. Why should ATRs be assigned to a school. Isn't that forced placement which the DOE says they don't do? People don't want to work in schools that are not a good fit for them. They city created this problem. Not their fault.

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