There is an arbitration agreement between the UFT and the City that was reached today. Arbitrators don't rule in a few hours.
Jeff Kaufman and I are calling BS on this being a ruling (see Michael Mulgrew email below). Since when does the city "pledge" and "guarantee " in a ruling from an arbitrator? Mulgrew must think we are beyond stupid. This is obviously an agreement.
- 50% of the Lump Sum payments we should have received by Contract on October 1 will be distributed at the end of October 2020
- 50% of the lump sum payments we should have received by Contract on October 1 will be distributed in July 2021
- The city has agreed to no layoffs in the 2020-2021 school year
- The 3% raise scheduled for next May is guaranteed.