I suspect that the UFT will present it's members with a new contract quite soon. The question is what will the new contract include? Here are my best guesses.
- A three year contract with raises averaging around 2% annually. Probably back loaded with the lowest raise (1%) the first year and the highest raise (3%) for the final year of the contract.
- Only two observations yearly instead of four, at least for those educators who are "highly effective".
- No change in the ATR rules. Therefore, look for 1,300+ ATRs at the beginning of the semester. More teacher misconduct chargesmay be subject to the "probable cause" provision and therefore can be removed from payroll and have their health benefits suspended.
- No change in the DOE hiring process and fair student funding.
There may be other changes but I doubt they will be beneficial to UFT members, I just hope the union leadership does not allow for "givebacks" to the City.