Sunday, December 28, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 


Teachers' Union Executive Board Approves Contract Agreement

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Teachers' Union Executive Board Approves Contract Agreement
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

out of 10

Free Video Views Remaining

To get you to the stories you care about, we are offering everyone 10 video views per month.

Access to our video is always free for Time Warner Cable video customers who login with their TWC ID.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

The new teachers' contract agreed upon last week by the mayor and teachers' union is one step closer to approval.

The teachers' union's executive board approved the agreement Monday evening.

The contract will now go in front of the UFT Delegate Assembly Wednesday.

If it's approved, a vote by the entire active membership will take place via secret mail ballot.

The nine-year deal would begin retroactively in 2009, when the last contract expired.

It provides for pay increases and incentives for teachers who stay in so called "hard-to-staff" schools.

The deal also allows for more professional development, parent involvement and parent-teacher conferences, and increased spending for health care.

Opponents of the plan, including the UFT's social justice caucus, say the agreement's pay raises do not meet cost of living increases.

They also say it doesn't address diversity issues within the union, teacher evaluation and non-teacher staffing.

Related Stories ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP