Sunday, May 23, 2021

EARLY RETIREMENT INCENTIVE STILL BEING NEGOTIATED

The latest email from Michael Mulgrew on the possible ERI.


We are still fighting for an early retirement incentive.

The battle with City Hall to secure an early retirement incentive that benefits UFT members for all job titles continues. We are up against a major obstacle: City Hall is concerned that a broader early retirement incentive will lead to a shortage of qualified staff in certain titles, but letting the city choose only some titles for an incentive would set an unacceptable precedent. We can’t let that happen.

We are hard at work trying to negotiate the crucial details of this incentive before the city’s May 31 reporting deadline to the state. We will continue to work hard and hopefully come to an agreement that provides this well-deserved opportunity to as many of our eligible members as possible. We will keep you posted every step of the way.


“Our battle with City Hall continues. We will not let them divide our members when it comes to the benefits they all deserve. We stand together in solidarity as a union.”

–Michael Mulgrew, UFT President

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dumb question...Why would so many want to leave? Ask Michael Gatton about everyone being dedicated to this wonderful profession.

Not will to die yet said...

A valid update or a smoke screen ?

Anonymous said...

The staff shortage in certain titles has been the issue from the beginning. Claiming these specific titles are hard to recruit is suspect. The Mayor had no problem laying off 22,000 municipal workers as early as February 2021 and was not concerned about staff shortages or services at that time so this argument is weak.The ERI benefits the City as they will have the opportunity to hire many new people in all titles for half the salaries of expensive incumbents. New hires would all be placed in Tier 6 and will be contributing more of their salaries than Tier 4 members do. With unemployment still high the Mayor can employ two for the price of one, higher paid, more expensive ERI eligible employee.
At least this drama will finally come to an end this week. Hope it works out for those ERI eligibles and for those looking to enter the profession.

Anonymous said...

So this week is crunch time!

Any predictions?

May 31 deadline!

Michael Gatton said...

Strawman. @9:14

waitingforsupport said...

All city schools will reopen in the fall.NO REMOTE OPTION

Not will to die yet said...

Well said 6:21
It’s always fake drama and forces ebb and flow when dealing with City Hall.

Just an endangered CL said...

It used to be the DOE that made me want to retire early... now it is the UFT.
Mulgrew swallows whatever the Mayor wants, then farts out his spin to us.

Anonymous said...

I know this is off topic and Im sorry. Just wondering how atrs are going to be evaluated if not assigned to a classroom. I knows its an informal but Im watching students in a pod.

Anonymous said...

843,

I’m an ATR teaching out of license. I know two atrs who also had an informal obs like I did. Some were pre-arranged, but we all received the exact same feedback of ‘flows’ and ‘grows’ and next steps.

The glows and grows and next steps all said the exact same things for al people.

Maybe they will observe you, but I wouldn’t worry about it.

To my understanding, atrs are still S and U. However, there should have been some informational sessions on this topic.

Honestly, unless it’s a really vindictive principal, with all that’s happening I cannot see a principal wanting to waste time this year negatively rating an atr.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced New York City Schools will reopen fully in September. There will not be a remote option.
No more milking it. And dont expect the uft to help.

Anonymous said...

It's S or U unless you have the same program for more than 6 months and 2 or more classes. THen you get the Danielson evaluation. Incidentally, I'm an ATR and have 7 classes and I wasn't observed once this year. NOt complaining though.

Anonymous said...

A strawman is Michael saying that teachers won't strike because they live the job and the students while the doe says they won't let you retire because everyone is dying to retire. People who love the job don't run away at first chance.

Anonymous said...

9:00am

Wake up-FAMILIES not teachers OVERWHEMINGLY CHOOSE TO not sent THEIR KIDS INTO SCHOOL.
Parents decided this NOT TEACHERS.

THERE IS NO VACCINE FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

GET OVER IT STOP VENTING YOUR FRUSTRATION AT YOUR COLLEGUES.
YOU DON'T LIKE IT LEAVE THE DOE!

Anonymous said...

No need for an ERI. If the old teachers want to leave, they will leave regardless. No need to incentivize them lol. Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

Now that there won't be accommodations in the fall, expect a lot more teachers to take the ERI. No more milking the system. I"m glad the mayor and Porter made at least one smart decision.

Anonymous said...

Mulgrew is again full of it stating that we can't offer ERI unless ALL UFT titles are included. Did he forget how the UFT was only giving certain UFT members a raise under the Bronx plan. This plan caused a lot of problems inside the school. Lets put UFT VS UFT against each other over some extra $$$. Why is one license worth $7200 and mine is not. Did Mulgrew forget that he already made different teaching licenses worth more than others. I can't stand the BS this man says since he already did it once to us!!!

Anonymous said...

12:30: This has been going on forever though. Art, Music and LOTE teachers can't get summer school as those courses are never offered in the summer and they can't get Regents scoring either, so certain licenses do get more opportunities than others.

Anonymous said...

To all those so happy for no more MA. Why do you think EVERYONE on MA is milking it? Many do, yes. But many do not. Do cops or firefighters get jealous when many of there colleagues milk injuries and go out on 3/4 pay? They don’t, because they are not a bunch of soft pussies like in this profession. They stick together. Unfortunately, no matter what changes take place in union leadership, it is people like you and attitudes like yours that are the reason this union will never be as strong as it could be.

Anonymous said...

12:07 We will see how smart it is. The mayor had no answer as to how he is going to be able to fit students 3 feet apart at all times. The CDC guidelines are supposed to be followed at all times this includes in hallways, stair wells and lunchrooms. He has no plan Deblasio is hoping the CDC will say there is no restrictions which it can't logically do if there is no vaccine for children under 12.

Get over your jealousy of other teachers. Be happy you are healthy.

The goal is to use logic about keeping children under 12 safe. Get it together 12:07

Anonymous said...

101. honestly, they are the softest, most sensitive group there is. the true snowflakes.

Anonymous said...

3 feet social distance for elementary classroom and 6 feet of distance for lunch, PE, etc. Six feet of social distance for all middle and high school kids throughout the school building. These are the CURRENT CDC REGULATIONS. Watch how fast the CDC drops these regulations over the summer. We will still be wearing masks and getting tested but everything else will be back to 100% normalcy in NYC schools come September.

Anonymous said...

145 I think you’re right. Teacher jealousy. It’s why we get shit on. Soft, soft soft. Wah wah wah 101 is right too.

Anonymous said...

Any guess as to when the early retirement incentive drama will end? Today, tomorrow, Sunday, Monday?
I wonder if DC37 is also at the negotiations.

Anonymous said...

Sorry you're not part of the team when you are milking the same system your colleagues work for and you work a lot less harder than they do.

Anonymous said...

Seems that part of the ERI negotiations by the UFT required an additional give to the Mayor. Mulgrew agreed to and and allowed the Mayor to announce the full return in September this week and gets 4 days for to announce ERI.

Anonymous said...

246. You ever think it’s you who’s not part of a team?

Anonymous said...

3:15 Based on the tone of the email from the UFT I think you are right. UFT agreed not to complain about the full reopening. After a few days, when the news settles, the ERI will be announced. Hopefully soon, so tired of waiting.

Anonymous said...

3:41pm-you are saying that Mulgrew gave into a September full opening for the privilege of announcing the ERI in 4 days, which would be Friday? Is this speculation or from a reliable source?

Thall67 said...

146. Less harder?

Thall67 said...

246 Less harder?

Think about it said...

To all poster complaining about teachers on MA teaching remotely who are praising the mayor and chancellor. You know the saying don't cut your nose to spite your face. Think about what you are saying.

Yes, all teachers will be teaching from inside their classroom. Is this really a good thing?
The mayor is not trustworthy and nor is Mulgrew for that matter. If parents don't want their kids inside of schools the mayor can say we have to offer them a stream or remote option from the classroom. This is happening in suburban schools. I do not want to be responsible for both in person and remote simultaneously. Without fully remote teachers I think the mayor, chancellor and lacking UFT leadership will say it has to happen.

Anonymous said...

Wow - nothing says jealousy of crapping on your colleagues.
Jealous of a MA - do you hear yourself??

Anonymous said...

what a professional way to express your thoughts.

Anonymous said...

2:46 I am on MA and I guaranteee you that I am working harder than many peop,e who are in school. I know I was working harder than them when I was in school. (Some people, many work just as hard or harder than me). Don’t generalize. I have been working while remote, teaching five classes per day, and I have more students on roster and showing up than the in person teachers. I know this because they told me, and we share numbers of students doing assignments. We both teach five classes. I had 100 kids take the midterm he had 46. And I don’t say this to criticize him, he is my colleague amd I am not jealous of him , just as he should not be jealous of me. Please don’t tell me I do nothing while on remote. The only thing I don’t have to do while on remote is the stupid commute.

Steve gold said...

does the city need the UFT to agree to an incentive? I thought the law allows the mayor to decide on his own

Anonymous said...

Gut feeling? There will be an ERI announced this week. Before they roll this out to the rank and file all the details have to be clear and concise. TRS call center has to be ramped up, Boro office staff ready for to deluge to follow. Again, gut feeling it's a done deal. There are those that know the deal but like a threatened MTA strike at midnight at 11:55PM there's an agreement. Politics

Not will to die yet said...

Hope you are correct 4:08

Anonymous said...

With a City Council meeting Thursday afternoon, perhaps the ERI for all NYC municipal workers will wrap up with the enactment of the Local Law, which is required for non-DOE agencies. Then the Mayor/Chancellor sign the Executive Order authorizing the filing periods on Friday and we are off to the races on Tuesday. Just a thought or what I dreamed last night. It will either be a happy holiday weekend or one reserved for drowning sorrows, 😂.

Anonymous said...

5:33 May your dream come true! Just checked and you are right, City Council Meeting at 1:30 PM Thursday. If it's going to happen, it'll happen then!

Anonymous said...

Great article in NYC Educator which I feel sums up how a lot of union members feel at this very stressful time.
http://nyceducator.com/2021/05/sit-while-you-wait-for-early-retirement.html

Anonymous said...

I heard that the ERI wasn’t approved.