Yes, its true. Chalkbeat has reported that our union has screwed another group of its members by excluding the people who are on unpaid leave from receiving their $1,000 bonus.That;s right 3,600 UFT members will not be receiving their $1,000
Interestingly, history has shown that this is the time when many female teachers take their six week unpaid maternity leave as they have the summer off to take care and bond with their baby before having to go back to work in September. Therefore, quite a few of the teachers on unpaid.leave are having babies and are being screwed out of the $1,000 bonus at the very time they need the money the most.
The eliminating of the 3,600 UFT members who are on unpaid leave from the $1,000 bonus will save the City 3.6 million dollars. This is yet another example of the union not being honest about the various issues pertaining to the proposed contrct. What's next? that we will be paying for our Health benefits after all?