Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Not All UFT Educators Who Worked In The 2009-10 School Years Get The Lump Sum Payments.
This Sunday UFT members will get their second 12.5% lump sum payment in their regular paycheck if they were on active service in the 2009 and 2010 school years. The lump sum payments are money owed to us when then Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided not to abide by the City's collective bargaining pattern he negotiated with 75% of the other municipal unions that consisted of two 4% raises. UFT President, Michael Mulgrew, negotiated a sweetheart deal for the City that resulted in the UFT members receiving a measly 1.4% raise annually for the seven year contract and delaying payment of the two 4% raises for years, with the last lump sum being paid out in 2020!
However, not all UFT members will be getting their lump sum payments. Who will not be getting their lump sum payments? Let me count the groups who will be screwed.
Tier VI Educators:
Those Tier VI educators didn't join the UFT until after March 31st 2012 and along with those Tier IV educators who were hired after the 2009 and 2010 school years will not receive any lump sum payments.
Educators on Unpaid Leave:
Educators who were on maturity leave or other unpaid leaves in October of 2015 will not get their 2017 lump sum payments. Instead they will receive their 2015 lump sum payment instead and it will not include the two year interest accumulated for the delayed payment. Educators who were under unpaid suspension and those that took time off for personal reasons fall into this category.
Educators Who Resigned or were Terminated:
Any UFT educator who resigned or were terminated will not get any lump sum payments, despite working those two years. However, if the educator retires. (must be 55 years of age or older and vested), the lump sum patments will be paid out with other retires. Obviously, if an educator is currently on unpaid leave, they will not recieve this year's lump sum payment this year.
Educators who transferred to other City Jobs:
If an educator transfers to a non-UFT title, except if they joined the CSA, they will in effect has resigned and receive no lump sum payments.
Educators who have Died before October 1, 2017:
If the educator died, their family or beneficiaries does not get the lump sum payments.
It would be interesting to find out how many UFT educators will not receive their well deserved lump sum payments because our union leadership decided to sacrifice them to make Mayor Bill de Blasio look good.