Monday, August 17, 2009

Bloomie really wants UFT endorsement

From the NY Post:

Despite the worst economy in nearly four decades, the Bloomberg administration has allocated money to hike teacher salaries by 8 percent over the next two years, documents show -- even before it sits down for contract negotiation talks.

Asked if the city was prepared to grant two generous 4 percent salary boosts for teachers, [Labor Commissioner James Hanley] responded, "That amount of money is allocated, yes."

City teachers' top maximum salaries would jump more than $8,100, to approximately $108,200. Starting pay would be hiked more than $3,700, to $49,245.

The potential raises would be nearly double the 2 percent inflation forecast for the next two years and would cost taxpayers hundreds of millions.

An 8 percent boost would be consistent with other union settlements since 2007.

But those deals were negotiated before the city's dramatic fiscal crisis. Now the city faces a $5 billion-plus budget gap projected for the next fiscal year, which is expected to be particularly difficult to close.

Critics say the administration isn't even trying to negotiate.

12 comments:

hampshire said...

But those deals were negotiated before the city's dramatic fiscal crisis.

Anonymous said...

Nope.

"the Bloomberg administration has allocated money to hike teacher salaries by 8 percent over the next two years, documents show -- even before it sits down for contract negotiation talks."

Anonymous said...

UFT lost money and days and got it back. All for the Bloomberg vote.

Taxpayer said...

"The potential raises would be nearly double the 2 percent inflation forecast for the next two years and would cost taxpayers hundreds of millions."

- - -

For a candidate who opted out of public campaign financing, is he paying for this raise out of his own pocket?

Oh! No! Never! Tax dollars are for the Commissar's use to advance his personal ambitions.

He wants a third, forth and fifth term so he can enrich himself and his already extremely wealthy developer cronies.

If this added tax results in major job losses in New York City, then those new beggars can finally experience their worst nightmare: the inability to pay debts and the loss of home and family.

Commissar Death and Taxes must be removed from all power to destroy so we can take back control of this city and our own families.

Anonymous said...

more pay for less work

that's the union motto


so all of us in the private sector have to deal with job losses, pay cuts, etc...but the city/state, in the middle of the worst economy in decades, gives away more of our (and our children's) tax dollars to these leeches.

Anonymous said...

The problem is that teachers are running for their lives from the profession. To use the private industry analogy, you pay as little as you can, but when all the employees find different jobs, you pay a tad more.

Teachers are expected to pay thousands of dollars out of their own pockets to stay employable and to put up with real monsters today.

As a Catholic School grad, I would have them get no raises, but give them permission to use the "board of education" on a few insolent creeps.

italian girl said...

Bloomcrud is getting desperate. If Mulgrew endorses that ass, he's a bigger sellout than even Weingarten. The teachers know Bloomjerk is the reason for their misery.
You cannot even imagine the stress BloomKlein have imposed on the teachers.
Soooooooo many great teachers have left the system due to Klein's witchhunt policies. He mandates that his INCOMPETENT AND INEXPERIENCED principals and assistant principals "get" the teachers. The tactic usually involves the threat of being written up(for trivial crap) or a "U" rating on a surprise observation. Principals are even known for fabbricating stuff in an observation report to justify a U rating. Veteran teachers are the main targets so the school can save money. New teachers are also targeted so they can be denied tenure. It'll take YEARS to undo the damage this prick has done.

Anonymous said...

UFT sold out when they endorse quinn and now they lost my support. fuck UFT

Anonymous said...

Weingarten, another dyke that sold out to Bloomberg. First Quinn and now Weingartn. ladies, where are your balls?

Anonymous said...

I thought the city had no money!

Anonymous said...

UFT has not credibility.. who cares

Mike said...

Teacher's make such a big deal about how hard they work. It's not that hard. It can be stressful at times though.