VOTE NO and PROTEST WITH US TO VOTE NO (report count here http://tinyurl.com/2017utd )
Who: Teachers and Support Staff of MDCPS
What: Rally at School Board and March on UTD to Vote NO on Contract
Where: School Board Building 1450 NE 2nd Ave Miami FL – then march along Biscayne Blvd to UTD 2200 Biscayne Blvd.
When: Assemble School Board Building 330 PM – 500 PM Monday November 6 then march to UTD 515- 530 PM (0.8 miles), back to School Board Building 530 PM
- Our “Union” and Employer, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) have negotiated such a small increase in our salaries that once again we are left far behind where we should be before they skipped the 3 raises in 2008, 2010, and 2011.
- Furthermore, they have unlawfully removed the step schedule, costing EVERY PSC teacher an average of $80,000 over the rest of their career. – Come hear the status of our FEDERAL Class Action Lawsuit.
- Finally, they repeatedly insult new “Annual Contract” teachers by either unlawfully denying merit pay (recent contracts) or, in this contract, making the difference between Annual Performance Pay teachers and Grandfathered PSC teachers a mere 0.07%.
National and Local studies repeatedly show how Miami has increasingly become unaffordable for teachers as the local cost of living continues to climb faster than salary increases. One unintended consequence is that “Brain Drain” is constantly occurring – falling salaries due to inadequate salary raises and inadequate supplement COLA increases are driving our “best and brightest” teachers to other fields, either other careers, private school teaching, or simply to other school districts where buying a house and living expenses are still manageable in that districts pay schedule.
Essentially, the financial policies of MDCPS and UTD have waged a war on middle and lower class students by effectively denying students of the best and brightest minds in the classrooms, either by driving the “best and brightest” to other locations or by forcing those who remain to become overworked, exhausted, stressed, and increasingly sick…or worse.
Question: What will it take for you to finally say “Enough is enough?”
Please join us Monday, November 6 between 330 PM and 430 PM at the School Board Building, 1450 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132 to send a message to the school board and union that we deserve more.
Send a message also to your colleagues to VOTE NO on Tuesday, November 7 2017 on the contract ratification.
Help us hold clear and open ratification – stay and watch the vote count, record then report your vote totals here:
http://tinyurl.com/2017utd <- report your contract vote count here!
See also https://kafkateach.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/collaborative-planning-for-a-data-driven-election/