2019 UFT Contract Points to be Voted on
From President Michael Mulgrew- to be presented to Delegate Assembly before sending to membership
- No more grievance process. Goes through consultation committee and then to DR to superintendent. ( should keep school grievance process, including for observations, and then to DR to Superintendent. Should be an additional appeal process after Superintedent}
- 2% 2/14/19
- 2.5% 5/14/20
- 3% 5/14/21
Placed by license permanently in their district
- Receive raise
- Longevity payments of $1,200 for working 5+ years and $500 for working less than 5 years.
- Cannot be removed from payroll due to allegations
- School safety governed by UFT contract, chancellors regs and state safety regs. The contract will also bolster the role and responsibilities of the UFT chapter leader on the School Safety Committee.
- Each school must have a save room
- Principals cannot change student IEP to circumvent safety protocols
- Lump sum payment under current contract remain in effect and unchanged
- No more need for SBO vote for Dean position. One dean per 500 students.
- Teachers will be given OORS numbers for incidents they report. Chapter leaders will have access to OORS.
- UFT Student loan program
- Lower amount of observations for Highly Effective and Effective
- Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, teachers rated Highly Effective and teachers rated Effective for two years in a row will be observed a minimum of two times a year. Teachers rated Effective for the current year, but rated Developing, Ineffective or Unsatisfactory for the prior school year, will be observed a minimum of three times.
- Student removal process will be streamlined.
- Administrators will be retrained on observation process 30 days after contract ratification
- CTLE credits can be used for MA+30 credits
- Class size overcrowding must be remedied within 10 days.
- No givebacks
- Additional teacher leadership roles will be created.
- New anti-retaliation language in the tentative contract will protect you if a supervisor tries to retaliate against or harass you for using your professional voice and raising concerns.
- From Chancellor: The Bronx Plan is a partnership between the DOE and the UFT that allows us to recruit and retain educators through the use of a targeted salary differential in schools that have, in the past, struggled to attract and keep teachers in key subjects. The Plan also creates the Collaborative Schools Model – an idea grounded in the knowledge that our schools perform at their best when teachers, leaders, and staff work together to solve long standing problems.
. School Leadership Teams should have a viable process for redress when teams are not functioning according to CR A 655 and B-801 and State education law.