File 2 complaints: Mulgrew/UFT and Farina/DoE.
"What would someone with no income and mounting medical bills do with a retro check anyway?" -- John Elfrank-DanaJohn fought the good fight at Murry Bergtraum HS for many years and has been an important ally of ICE and MORE over the years. John has had some health issues and we wish him well on his continued recovery. If you know
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Here is the email from John:
We have established that UFTers on approved leave will not get a retro check for monies owed them due to NO fault of their own. In my case, I slipped down the subway steps and incurred a concussion and had two surgeries to correct. For this disability, the UFT agreed not to allow me to collect my 2009-2011 wages owed me for two years with no interest. I will supposedly get paid on Oct. 2017.
Who do you know out on maternity or medical leave? You should forward them this email to see if it applies to them. If you are not affected but offended, send our president Mulgrew a message.
What you can do: File 2 complaints (one against Carmen Farina and NYC DoE and one against Michael Mulgrew and UFT). with the EEOC because you are being discriminated against as a result of your condition/disability (medical/pregnancy). The link to the EEOC form is here: https://egov.eeoc.gov/
Take it to 33 Whitehall St. in Manhattan. Do it soon; possible gov't shutdown Oct. 1.
Our union is supposed to uphold the principle of solidarity, which means "mutual support", not selective support.
Bitterly disappointed and, sadly, not surprised...
John Elfrank-DanaFormer CL
Murry Bergtraum High SchoolHere's the quote from the UFT website (this provision is NOT in the contract but appears to be hashed out after we voted on it):
- Retroactive money for the 4 percent raises in 2009 and 2010: Those who retire on or before June 30, 2014 will receive full retroactive pay for time worked in a lump sum. Those who retire after June 30, 2014 and employees who have been continuously employed and are in active service as of the date of the payout will receive retroactive pay in five lump-sum payments of roughly 12.5 percent in October 2015, 12.5 percent in October 2017, 25 percent in October 2018, 25 percent in October 2019 and 25 percent in October 2020.from this page: http://www.uft.org/