Nick Bacon, co-chair of New Action UFT and high school Executive Board member, shares how the accepted contract pattern will bring pay cuts and diminished healthcare to city workers.
The UFT lobbied, and Hochel signed what union leaders couldn't achieve through negotiations for over 60 years, namely reduced class sizes. A winner for the union on many fronts as the staffing membership will grow and less space will be available for charter schools and their classrooms. But wait- there's more! It is an unfunded state mandate that the city will have to pay for. Where do you think those hundreds of million dollars will come from? If you guessed health care give yourself a pat on the back. MA plan for retirees and reduced benefits for actives.