Despite assurances from UFT President Michael Mulgrew that all the members will get back every dollar owed to them, it now appears that the City and UFT have worked out an agreement that there will be no retroactive increases for per session pay for the 2009-14 time period. Why do I believe this is the case? It turns out the new per session pay rate has increased by only 2%, (instead of the 2.12% when the 2013-14 retro is included) from $41.98 to $42.82 starting this summer, that's why. The per session increase of 2% does not include any retro payments from 2009 to 2014, as promised by Michael Mulgrew. Had these retro payments been included, the new per session rate would be much higher.
While I understand that calling Michael Mulgrew's claims of getting all our retro payments into question may cause him to place me on his list of trying to punch me in the face, I stand by my analysis that his claims appears to be false. In fact, this is another example of a group of his members being screwed by the union leadership and the City. Now it seems that all the members who put in for per session activities between 2009 and 2014 will not be getting any more money after all. Had all the retroactive raises been incorporated in the new per session rate, the per session rate would be $46.18 not $42.82. This tells me that the City has no intention of paying members any more per session money, based upon the new per session rate and the union has apparently allowed it to happen.
To all the members who were assured by our union representatives that all the retros will be paid, here is another example of our union not telling us the truth. The real truth is that the DOE agreed not to adjust the per session pay of $41.98 that was paid out between November of 2009 and June 2014 for the new per session rate. That's the only answer why the new per session rate is only $42.82 and not much higher. Therefore, don't expect any additional checks coming to the members who were looking for a payday of $1,000 or more owed to them for their per session work for the 2009-14 time period.
It seems as the contract terms become clearer, the long list of members being screwed just grows. The ATRs, ex members who resigned or were terminated, newly minted administrators, members who died in service, went on disability or unpaid leave, and now added to the list are the members who worked per session. The list continues to grow with the new contract. I hate to think who's next to be screwed by the contract down the road. Hopefully its not you.
Remember the chart the UFT put out? It shows that we should have received the 2013 and 2014 retro raises, Here.