MIDTOWN — Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned the city’s municipal labor unions Tuesday that they should be prepared to signficantly manage expectations as they prepare to sit down and negotiate new contracts with soon-to-be-mayor Bill de Blasio.While he praised the unions for their “superb” willingness to help the city during tight times in the past — most notably during the fiscal crisis of the 1970s — the governor said labor leaders need to be “realistic” in their demands amid the difficulties currently faced by the city.“Going into the conversation, everyone needs a reality adjustment,” Cuomo said during an unrelated press conference at the Javits Center.“The unions have understood that in the past and they've acted accordingly and my guess is that they will again.”
UFT members did not get the last 8% pattern raise.
The APPR teacher evaluation system and its ancillary rules have forced concessions from UFT members on ratings, observations, lesson planning, and work load.
This UFT member does NOT need a reality adjustment.
This UFT members needs the 8% raise he deserved as part of the old pattern and additional compensation for all the concessions made to APPR.
And there will be NO additional concessions in this contract to health care or pension, no additional days or time added.
This UFT member gave at the office already - that's the reality whether Sheriff Andy Cuomo cares to admit that or not.