Well, guess what, folks - those raises from 2009/2010 are actually delayed for YEARS - not just the retro owed on those raises from 2009-2014, but also the changes to your salary steps.
Now perhaps you're like me and you figure, well, if they give out raises of 4% for 2009 and 4% for 2010, that money will be added to your salary step ladder right after the vote (or at least soon after) so that when you return to work in September, you will be making 8% more than you were when you left in June.
But silly you (and me!), the UFT and Bill de Blasio have a much more convoluted plan to finagle the step ladder and work those salary increases in over the course of the contract:
The proposed contract includes a total package of 18% in raises, including all retroactive pay, plus a $1,000 cash bonus.
For the current round, the annual percentages are:
1%-1% – ($1,000 cash)-1%-1.5%-2.5%-3%
Teachers can expect the $1,000 cash bonus as soon as the contract is ratified and a 2% increase later this year. Other annual raises will be paid in May of each year.
The retroactive payments for the 4% and 4% that UFT members missed from the previous round—and the associated annual rate increases — will be phased in beginning in 2015 and ending in 2020.
The details are still a bit fuzzy at this moment, there's no new salary step ladder yet, but the basic gist is, you won't see 2009/2010 raises added to your step ladder until 2015-2020.
So those of you who thought, gee, this is a shit contract but at least I'll get the 8% for 2009-2010 and the 1% for 2013 and another 1% for 2014 so that I'm making 10% more, well, you're not even getting half of that for quite some time.
Details are still forthcoming and I'm sure the Unity shills will be out in full force to sell this garbage, but the truth is, not only did the UFT gut contractual protections for 10% of the city schools, throw the ATR's under the bus, and screw every other city union by setting a shitty pattern, they did it all for deferred raises that are so far down the pike that you can't even see the toll booth.
Truly a horrendous contract.
I'm not sure even the Unity shills are going to be able to sell how this contract "scrapes the skies" considering most of the alleged raises are years off - some so far off, this nine year contract will have expired already and we'll either be in the second de Blasio administration by then or (more likely) the first Moskowitz administration.