For readers who are DOE employees expecting their first retroactive payment, you can check the payroll portal to see the Oct 15 pay stub that includes it.
It will be very interesting to see how accurate calculations that were made are. Please tell us.
UPDATE: We understand from Perdido Street School and some of our comments that the DOE website is down until tomorrow.
This is from Rage Against the Levine:
By the way, I don't know if you heard teachers made the schools.nyc.gov website crash because the retro check amounts were posted.
Imagine if they voted.
UPDATE TWO: DOE website is working again.
UPDATE THREE: I could not get on the retroactive page tonight. I was trying to compare this payment to 1996 when we received repayment from the city for a loan we gave them and yes we were given interest back then. The union at that time was still functioning somewhat like a labor union.
I already wrote a comment about the union dues structure for people who, like me, are wondering about the different dues deductions on the money we will get on the 15th. For those who missed the comment, here is the dues structure from the UFT website:
"UFT members shall have a dues rate determined on the basis of 0.85 of one percent of the salary of Step 8B plus L20 in their title in the bargaining unit plus the pass-through, but not less than the minimum dues rate. Where there is no maximum salary of Step 8B plus L20, in a bargaining unit, dues shall be based on 0.85 of one percent of the individual member's compensation limited to Step 8B plus L20 plus the pass-through, but not less than the minimum dues rate."
As I read this, everyone who worked from November 1, 2009 to the present should have the exact same union dues deduction.