Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mayor Blommberg Has Spoken Yet Again To The City Workers- "Hit The Road Jack". There Will Be No Retirement Incentive For Them.



Over the last month I have been hearing from teachers how the union and NYSUT are telling them that if the hold on to the end of the school year, the City will give city workers the New York State retirement incentive. I was confused since I always keep on top of the rumors and nobody I spoke to had any information that Mayor Bloomberg would approve of a retirement incentive. In fact, Mayor Bloomberg has repeatedly said no to the retirement incentive. Now it seems that Mayor Bloomberg has said it again. On his Friday radio show, Mayor Bloomberg stated that he does not believe that the City will save money and has no intention of having city workers participate in the Sate retirement incentive. What happens next?

I assume that business will go on as usual and as for the teachers? We will need for the PERB mediator to cry uncle and send it to the three Arbitrator PERB panel for their non-binding recommendations that may or may not be agreeable to the union or the City.

I will keep my ear to the wall for rumors and let you know if anything changes.

11 comments:

NYC Educator said...

I like that you called him Mayor Blommberg. It may be a typo, but somehow it seems appropriate and I think everyone should start doing that.

Anonymous said...

The Incentive Law that Patterson signed back in May has a time limit for Bloomberg to initiate. The date is July 30th. If teachers retire early in July, which many do as they collect pension checks for July and August as well as their checks from this school year, if they do then they are not eligible for the retirement incentive. The NY Teacher has a piece on this in the recent issue. This may in fact be his ploy to wait and then offer the buyout to save the cost added to teachers who retire July 1....

Anonymous said...

Those who can't do teach. VERY TRUE!

Just a teacher said...

To Anonymous @ 9:38:
Maybe if you had paid more attention to YOUR teachers, you'd know how valuable proper punctuation is, and how it could help get your point across better. Your first sentence, as it stands now, sounds asinine.

Anonymous said...

How is that not proper punctuation? “Those who can’t teach” is a portion of a widely used phase/quote.

There are numerous version of the quote but most of them say something like, "Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those who can't teach, teach gym (or administrate, write about teaching, etc.)."

In the real world (not in classrooms), punctuation is continuously misused, underused and/or overused. As long as you have a period at the end of the sentence, it doesn’t matter. No one cares about proper punctuation besides teachers and writers.

Anonymous said...

Those who can't teach become principals.

Chaz said...

nc educator:

It was a typo but I will now use it for here on in.

Anonymous said...

Blomberg was an advisor to Hitler.
How fitting.

Angry Nog

Pissed Off said...

No incentive--the plan is to make senior teachers as miserable as possible so they will retire on their own accord.

Anonymous said...

Just grin and bear it.. .

And don't talk back . . .

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