Dc1707 Local 95 Collective Bargaining Agreement

Under the provisional agreement, the 95 on-site certified teachers will benefit from the following increases over three years: as a result, the six local unions, including DC 1707 – Locals 95, 107, 205, 215, 253 and 389 – include a new private sector division within DC 37, bringing the total number of members of our union to about 150,000. The structure and management of local trade unions remain unchanged. « I would like to thank the Mayor of Blasio, Speaker Johnson and the Executive Director of DC 37, Henry Garrido, for their diligence in pursuing this agreement that brings to my members the well-deserved pay parity that we have fought for so long. With this agreement, my members can now see the light at the end of the tunnel, » said Linda McPherson, President of Local 95. Some preschool teachers will increase their salaries to $20,000 after union members voted Thursday night in favor of an employment contract that was considered historic. The agreement, in accordance with District Council 37/1707 Local 205 and the New York Day Care Council from July; As part of the Blasio administration`s ongoing commitment to address recruitment and engagement issues in early childhood education » Our Head Start programs are the most comprehensive in the country. This agreement is a monumental achievement for our Head Start members and pays tribute not only to their value as teachers and educators, but also to the contributions they make to keeping the family together and making it good, » said Kim Medina, Special Assistant Executive Director for the District Council 37`s non-profit and private sector department. « My colleagues and I have fought for many years to preserve the value of pay equity, and I commend the government for its progress on this issue and look forward to working with them on related issues, » said Councillor I. Daneek Miller, Co-Chair of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus. « The pay parity for the workers who care for our children is incredibly important.

Head Start is important to communities like Southeast Queens, where there is a need for early child care and family education that the program offers. This collective agreement will serve to strengthen program staff and ensure that skilled and experienced workers are attracted to these positions. The interim agreement covers the period up to 31 January 2022. The agreement must be ratified by the district council 37/1707 local 95 members. City leaders also said the deal could create the conditions for an even larger group of teachers: those who are not unionized. They represent the majority of teachers in the city`s universal pre-K program and have garnered support for increases through online petitions and other interest groups. « Head Start is essential to educate our youngest New Yorkers and educate entire families, » said Mayor de Blasio. « With this agreement, we are ensuring that our children have the best teachers at their most critical stages of development. » « As Chair of the Education Commission and under the leadership of Spokesperson Corey Johnson, we have made it clear that pay parity for early childhood educators in Budget 2020 is a top priority for City Council.

I recommend to the administration, Local 95, DC 37/ 1707 and the Head Start Sponsoring Board Council, that they have reached an agreement that closes the pay gap between Head Start employees and their colleagues in the Department of Education.