Thursday, May 21, 2015
Union Wins Arbitration Giving Teachers Who Teach A Class Outside Their Schedule Pro Rated Pay.
I have many complaints about our disconnected union leadership and they are too numerous to list in this post, however, there are times that the unions does fight for teacher rights and beats the DOE. This post describes the latest arbitration victory the union has triumphed over the DOE and its significant. Previously, they won their grievances on lesson planning, and SESIS payments, and now the right to receive "pro rated" pay for a sixth or pm class after the end of a teacher's schedule.
An independent arbitrator just ruled that the DOE policy for paying teachers "per session" pay for either a sixth period outside their teaching schedule or doing pm school will be "pro rated" to a teachers actual salary, providing the class had at least a roster of 20 students and an attendance scan sheet was issued for the class. This arbitration agreement will date back to 2008 and that means that sometime this year many teachers can expect a check from the DOE for the difference for any teacher that worked in such a position and was paid "per session".
According to my sources, if you are one of those teachers, the DOE has the records and will automatically issues the check without you doing anything but wait for the check. Hopefully, the corrected check will be issued sooner than later but knowing the DOE, it probably will be later.