Published Online: June 10, 2014
Published in Print: June 11, 2014, as N.Y.C. Union Approves Pact With Back Pay Included

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N.Y.C. Union Approves Pact With Back Pay Included

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New York City teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, and others who belong to the United Federation of Teachers approved a nine-year contract last week.

The new contract includes back pay dating to 2009 as well as new raises worth some 18 percent in total.

A new provision allots time previously used for instruction to teachers' professional development. A career-ladder system for teachers isn't well defined yet, while a pay incentive for teachers to go to hard-to-staff schools doesn't require applicants to have the highest evaluation scores.

Vol. 33, Issue 35, Page 4

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