Uft Contract Agreement

The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) represents over 120,000 New York City public school teachers and other school staff members. The UFT contract agreement is a crucial document that outlines the terms and conditions of employment for these professionals.

The current UFT contract agreement, also known as the 2018-2022 agreement, was ratified on October 11, 2018, after months of negotiations between the UFT and the New York City Department of Education (DOE). It covers a broad range of issues related to compensation, working conditions, and professional development for UFT-represented employees.

One of the most significant changes in the 2018-2022 UFT contract agreement is the salary increase for UFT members. Under the new agreement, teachers will receive a series of raises that will bring their salaries to 3.0% higher by the end of the contract term than they were at the start. Additionally, the agreement includes a one-time $1,000 bonus for all UFT-represented employees.

Another key provision in the UFT contract agreement is the establishment of a task force to address the issue of excessive paperwork and administrative duties for teachers. This task force, which includes representatives from the UFT and the DOE, is tasked with developing recommendations to reduce the bureaucratic workload on teachers and improve their ability to focus on instruction and student learning.

The UFT contract agreement also includes provisions related to professional development for teachers. It establishes a new program to provide support for new teachers during their first two years on the job. The agreement also increases the number of release days for professional development and establishes a new program to provide additional funding for teacher-led professional development activities.

Other notable provisions in the UFT contract agreement include improved parental leave policies, increased support for school-based health clinics, and the establishment of a working group to address the issue of teacher recruitment and retention.

As with any contract agreement, the UFT agreement is a complex document that requires careful review and analysis to fully understand its provisions. However, for UFT-represented employees, this agreement is a crucial tool for ensuring fair treatment and compensation for their hard work and dedication to the New York City public school system.