The city is closing in on a multiyear contract with the teachers union that could include significant retroactive raises, sources said.
One deal being discussed with the United Federation of Teachers would give them retroactive raises for most of the five years the contract has been expired at a rate of 4%, 4%, 0%, 1% and 2% — although it is unclear how the payout would be distributed to ease the punch to the city’s pocketbook.
Teachers would then get raises of 2% and 2%, the source said.
Those numbers could still change before a final deal is struck, with the sides continuing heated negotiations. The deal under consideration would put the teachers about on par with most other city workers, who got two 4% raises that the UFT didn’t get.
The union and city negotiators met Sunday afternoon to begin all-night talks, another source said.
The new contract is expected to make some changes in employee placement and work rules, in addition to adding time to teachers’ schedules for professional development.
The city is pursuing savings through unspecified “educational reforms.”
I must be honest here - the money looks good, but I'll be surprised if it's actually as good as the News says.
But I don't want any time added to my schedule for "professional development".
The crap they pass off as "professional development" is the most soul-sucking, useless drivel you can imagine, dog-and-pony shows meant to make it look like something is being done to "improve teaching" when nothing is really being done except signing some checks for the providers of the useless PD.
That's my feeling about that.
What say you?
Up for more PD?
Up for a longer work day so they can add that PD?