Tentative New York City Teacher Contract Includes Bonus for Hard-to-Staff Posts - NBC New York

Tentative New York City Teacher Contract Includes Bonus for Hard-to-Staff Posts

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    NYC Teachers Could Be Paid More Under New Contract

    129,000 of New York City's public school employees could soon bring home bigger paychecks, thanks to the new contract agreement announced Thursday. Melissa Russo reports.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018)

    What to Know

    • NYC public school teachers reached a tentative deal on a new union contract that includes extra pay for positions that are hard to staff

    • The agreement between the city and the United Federation of Teachers also includes raises of 2% in 2019, 2.5% in 2020 and 3% in 2021

    • The contract covers 129,000 workers, including teachers, guidance counselors, social workers, paraprofessionals and school psychologists

    New York City public school teachers have reached a tentative deal on a new union contract that includes extra pay for positions that are hard to staff.

    The agreement announced Thursday between the city and the United Federation of Teachers also includes raises of 2 percent in 2019, 2.5 percent in 2020 and 3 percent in 2021.

    Under the deal, up to 180 schools that have struggled to retain teachers will be able to pay $5,000 to $8,000 extra for teachers in hard-to-staff positions.

    The contract also includes plans for a new screening test to determine whether prospective teachers are psychologically suitable. The test is being developed.

    The contract covers 129,000 workers. They include 79,000 teachers plus guidance counselors, social workers, paraprofessionals and school psychologists.

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