The arbitrator who decided last week to lengthen our contract by a month and delay one of the raises may have another crack at rewriting the agreement.
If the city and the union can't agree on the UFT's share of $3.4 billion in heath care savings, then guess who gets to decide on the savings? You are right if you guessed it is the same arbitrator who just extended the contract.
With our union's track record, most are expecting to experience some kind of healthcare giveback in the not too distant future.
UPDATE: Let's not forget that the arbitrator the UFT agreed to for all of this work is Martin Scheinman. Yes, the same Martin Scheinman who was a fund-raiser for mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio. Didn't our leadership back Bill Thompson? The Post's editorial board thought Sheinman's conflict of interest would help the unions. How wrong they were.