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December 30, 2014
Principals union contract ratified with 91 percent of the vote
Updated — Members of the city’s principals union voted overwhelmingly to approve their new contract with the city, officials announced Tuesday. Ninety-one percent of the union’s…
June 11, 2014
Poll: Most voters have no opinion of recently passed teachers contract
Just 14 percent of city voters said they thought the new teachers contract would lead to better education in the city’s public schools, according to a…
June 5, 2014
With the new contract in place, schools face long to-do lists and tight timelines
Now that the new teachers contract is in place, schools must make a series of time-sensitive choices to comply with new rules or participate in new programs.
June 3, 2014
With 77 percent of the vote, UFT members approve new nine-year contract
The rank-and-file of the city teachers union voted to approve a new contract deal with the city, officials announced Tuesday, delivering long-awaited wage increases to teachers and a victory to a new mayor who has pledged to improve the school system by partnering with the union.
June 3, 2014
As UFT ballots are counted, here’s the percentage of “yes” votes since ’93
In a few hours, the United Federation of Teachers will announce whether members have ratified the contract it negotiated a month ago with the city. Though…
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May 8, 2014
Making his case, Mulgrew says new contract draws battle lines in "war with the reformers"
In a candid speech to teachers on Wednesday, United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew offered a behind-the-scenes account of the recent contract negotiations with the city and argued that the resulting deal was the union's best chance at winning a "war with the reformers."
May 6, 2014
Letter from Mulgrew to ATRs suggests teachers less likely to face expedited hearings than city signaled
New details from a memo sent from Mulgrew to absent teacher reserve members, and information provided by union officials, reveal that the excessed teachers would also have stronger job protections than were originally reported or acknowledged by officials.
May 2, 2014
No back pay coming for thousands of ex-UFT members
Thousands of city teachers and school staff members who worked between 2009 and 2014 and then left their jobs won’t get any extra money under a new contract agreement between the city and the United Federation of Teachers, even though a new contract applies to those years, union officials said Friday.
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