Two weeks after the city and teachers union announced a contract deal, rank-and-file members of the United Federation of Teachers are getting a chance to weigh in.
More than 100,000 union members are eligible to vote on the contract, which would distribute retroactive raises and salary increases until 2018. The union’s top leadership and Delegate Assembly have already signed off on the deal.
Today, the union sent ballots to teachers’ schools, where chapter leaders will make sure that all UFT members vote and place their ballots inside two sealed envelopes, according to a memo that UFT officials sent to reporters. (Those envelopes are pictured above.) UFT members who work in multiple schools are getting their ballots at home.
The ballots will then be express-mailed to the Midtown offices of the American Arbitration Association, the independent group that will tally the votes. Ballots are due by May 30 and the results will be announced by June 3, according to the union.