POLITICS/EDUCATION: Los Angeles Unified School District: "Los Angeles Unified teachers could collect 14.3 percent of salary in back pay and raises this school year" ....
* Daily News: "Los Angeles Unified teachers could collect 14.3 percent of salary in back pay and raises this school year" - From the DN:
Over about 14 months, teachers would collect back pay and raises totaling 14.3 percent of their annual salary, according to calculations using salary figures Los Angeles Unified relied upon in negotiating a tentative contract with United Teachers Los Angeles.
For union members, whose average salary is $68,963, the contract would mean an extra $9,878, with raises set to start just before the school year ends and continue through next year. By the time the contract expires — it covers the rest of this school year and two more — $17,027 will have been paid on top of the average salary.
The tentative agreement gained the school board’s unanimous support earlier this week and faces final approval May 12.
School board members are counting on the state to pay for the plan, hoping California will send the district higher-than-expected revenues when calculations are revised next month. Alternatively, the district would look to cut programs and lay off educators to balance a budget deficit most recently projected at $140 million for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
Union members will have one week to vote on the agreement, with a ballot count set for May 8. The contract would cover more than 30,000 educators — primarily teachers, but also counselors, librarians, nurses and others. Educators can expect to receive their first raise, totaling 5 percent, or $3,476 for the average salary, in the weeks before they leave for summer .........................