It is only 2% and back pay will only be from May 2013 so don't expect a big adjustment.
By the way, did anyone even know new teachers were getting an additional $2,000 increase?
Meanwhile, another city union, School Safety Agents- Special Agents, has settled their contract with Mayor Bill de Blasio. The School Safety Agents have not had a contract since 2010. Safety Agents as part of their agreement also settled a discrimination lawsuit. Therefore, they will get substantial retroactive checks. No word on them having to wait until 2020 like UFT members to get full arrears.
The email from the UFT Staff Directors is copied in full below.
The first rate increases under the new UFT/DOE contract are taking effect this fall.
The contract featured a 1 percent pay increase retroactive to May 1, 2013 and another 1 percent pay increase retroactive to May 1, 2014.
For teachers, both the salary adjustments and the corresponding retroactive payments will be in your Sept. 30 paycheck. This paycheck will also include the additional $2,000 increase to the 1A and 1B steps of the teacher salary schedule effective Sept. 1, 2014.
Salary adjustments and corresponding retroactive payments for per session and per diem work will be processed on Oct. 3, 2014.
Another 3 percent rate increase will take effect on May 1, 2015.
LeRoy Barr and Ellie Engler