SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: DC 37 Settled. What's Next for UFT Members?

Monday, February 20, 2023

DC 37 Settled. What's Next for UFT Members?

 It seems that DC 37 has set the bargain for us all. Thank you DC 37! But is it all for naught?

As per James Eterno's blog and The City DC 37 agreed raises of:

May 26, 2021: 3.00% 

May 26, 2022: 3.00% 

May 26, 2023: 3.00% 

May 26, 2024: 3.00% 

May 26, 2025: 3.25% 

May 26, 2026: 0%

As well as a $3,000 dollar signing bonus. Nice pattern. Are DC 37 members getting retro, and if so, will it be in one lump sum or spread out over 20 years? 

Several things have crossed my mind. Yes, inflation is high, but it is on its way down. So for now, at least for me, I have a wait and see. Of course we have Mike Mulgrew has our leader so he might think us getting less would be a great deal. 

As for the bonus, hey I am all for a bonus. But not for $3k. I want at least double. But Mulgrew is our leader. We're screwed. 

But the devil is in the details. We still don't know about healthcare. That is the most important part. I'm still of the mind that we have it pretty good as far as healthcare in comparison to our counterparts in the rest of the state. But I saw also saw this on James' blog and it is somewhat disconcerting. 

The unions owe the city $1 billion? Other than voting Mulgrew out what can be done? I have said it before put the burden on new and newer teachers. Also, combine all the welfare plans into one. Yes, the number of patronage jobs will be affected but I'm sure there are savings to be found. Heck, even Arthur put this idea about combining the Welfare Funds together...

I don't believe a consolidated Welfare Fund would be any less efficient than the one we already have. It would surely be a hell of an improvement over screwing our retirees.

But, we have Mike Mulgrew leading us. From behind. 

My predictions for the new contract?

We'll get 2 percent raise per year for the first four years, and then 2.1 percent for the fifth year. 

Instead of a $3k bonus like DC 37 received we will get a coupons worth $19.99 in savings to Applebee's that will only be valid on Mondays and Tuesdays.

We'll get retro but the payouts will be stretched through 2031. The rules will be the same but if you turn 65 before the retro is fully paid you are out of luck. 

Teachers will no longer receive letters to file. Instead teachers will be summarily executed. However, the families of the executed teachers shall receive full benefits. The union will say, "Hey, at least your next of kin will be getting paid."

DC 37 has no settled. The proverbial ball is now in Mulgrew's court to totally fuck it up.


Pencilsdown said...

They still have to vote, correct?

Odalis Santana said...

As always, informative…when it’s our time, I would love to see what Mulgrew pulls out of his hat of tricks…🙄

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Hey Peter, did you know that Mulgrew is paying himself and one of buds $94,000 a year as a lobbyist for the Uft? This is in addition to his double salary and double healthcare. This asshole is getting more money than the President of the United States in salary and perks; well, maybe not as much as Biden, but up there for presidents before Trump and Biden.

Pete Zucker said...

@ 11:40 PM: Yes.

Odailis: He'll pull it out of his ass.

@ 6:14 AM It's good to be king. :(

Anonymous said...

If you are giving back anything it is not a raise. Just remember that active members. Watch your health care.

Anonymous said...

Also Mulgrew and Unity crew will continue to sell the retirees and actives as long as we allow him and Unity to keep making money on us. A piece of ….. Mulgrew is.