Sunday, August 09, 2015


2008-2010 - 4% +4% paid then*                    2009-2011 - 4% +4% paid from 2015-2020*
Aug 1, 2010 - 1% increase                                   Nov 1, 2011 - 0% increase
Sept 1, 2011 - 1% increase                                   Nov 1, 2012 - April 2013 - 0% increase
Oct 1, 2012 - 1% increase                                     May 1, 2013 - 1% increase
Nov 1, 2013 - 1% increase                                    May 1, 2014 - 1% increase
Dec 1, 2014 - 1.5% increase                                 May 1, 2015 - 1% increase
Dec 1, 2015 - 2.5% increase                                 May 1, 2016 - 1.5% increase
Dec 1, 2016 - 3% increase                                     May 1, 2017 - 2.5% increase
                                                                                          June 16, 2018 - 3% increase

Some of the non wage agreement and costs are listed toward the bottom of the city's press release. Judge for yourself how well the UFA did as newer workers will have an additional 3% pension contribution to win back greater disability pensions.

The big difference is no 18 months of zeros for the firefighters that the teachers were stuck with and the money they worked for from 2008-2010 was paid back in those years while UFT members have to wait until 2020 to be paid in full. UFA retroactive since 2010 will be paid up front; they won't have to wait from 2015 through 2020 for arrears as teachers are now waiting.

It will take twelve years for teachers to completely catch up with what UFA members and most other city workers made in the last round of bargaining.  In reality, we will never fully recover as inflation means a 2020 dollar will not be worth as much as a 2008 dollar and the city isn't giving us any interest.

*From the last round of collective bargaining with the city and municipal unions.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for a better look at the two contract agreements. I can't believe how badly we are treated and we allow it! Just wait until the PBA get their contract, we again will be looking in awe and hate towards Mulgrew and the UFT!

Bronx ATR said...

Please remember, James, this contract was a victory for us all. That and the $122 teacher's choice puts us all on easy street. Let's all remember to vote Mulgrew in again next spring for his outstanding leadership in getting us this contract during a time of financial crisis for NYC.

Anonymous said...

The UFA did better simply because they are predominantly male and the UFT is predominantly female.
And of course, they are not handicapped by the likes of a Meathead Mike.

Anonymous said...

75% of UFT members voted for the contract because Meathead Mike said we would go to the back of the line behind the other unions if we said no to his pitiful excuse for a contract. Therefore, 3/4 of us are not that bright either.