December 20, 2012
As forwarded to Florida Public Employees by United Teachers of Dade union members:
Dear UTD Bargaining Unit Member:
We are reading the Superintendent’s message sent today regarding the salary schedule. We find it curious why he does not mention that his bargaining proposal kept the exact same schedule that he claims is so inequitable but just increased it by 1%.
Let’s be clear, M-DCPS management brought NO other proposal to the table that changed the salary schedule. In fact, mathematically their proposal did the exact opposite. By nature, a flat percentage proposal gives greater increases to employees who already have higher salaries. Their proposal also moved no employee to a higher step, further exacerbating this problem.
We have a very simple response to the superintendent’s statement. Show us. Show us this proposal you think is more equitable, and show us how you intend to pay for it. UTD’s proposals, which in fact address the inequities, are on the UTD website. Click here for UTD’s Salary Proposal.
Salary increases will be in effect December 21, 2012 and will be reflected in your January 11, 2013 paycheck.
We look forward to our next reopener. Our next bargaining session for our VAM cut scores is scheduled for January 10, 2013.
Enjoy your well-deserved break!
Karen Aronowitz, President
United Teachers of Dade (UTD)
2200 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137
Office – 305-854-0220
Fax – 305-576-7738
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