|Hamburg Teachers Union policy requires that any change to their contract must past through two steps:|
STEP ONE: Pass through the teachers contract committee- made up of 15 members- 4 of whom are the unions negotiators
STEP TWO: The entire union membership must vote to make the changes.
|"Achraminable" Superintendent |
awaits the outcome of the Hamburg Teachers Union APPR Vote.
Please go to the following website for the up to date news on the Hamburg Central School District APPR negotiations.
Concerned has learned from many teachers who have sent emails over the last few days that the Hamburg Teachers Union contract committee voted on Friday January 4, 2013 in a secret meeting, and very narrowly passed the APPR (see vote below). (STEP ONE)
Now the APPR will go before the teachers of Hamburg for a thumbs up or thumbs down vote.
Concerned was advised the the Hamburg teachers contract committee which is comprised of 15 members voted as follows:
In favor of APPR 8
Not in favor of APPR 6
Abstained from voting 1
Strangely, a committee member had no opinion on the APPR, and wasted their vote and the voice of their constituents by abstaining. To the teachers of Hamburg, just because the APPR passed through your contract committee, does not mean that it had overwhelming support.
APPR was passed by the contract committee by two votes.
Concerned was told that the contract committee vote, at the direction of the newly appointed union chieftress negotiator, Maureen Garra, was done in a secret meeting by secret ballot, so it is unclear how each elected member voted on this important issue which will fundamentally change the evaluation and employment status of teachers all across NYS.
Why all the secrecy by Hamburg union negotiator Maureen Garra?
Teachers ask your committee person how they voted, you are entitled to this information.
The entire teacher membership will vote on APPR on Thursday 1-10-13, after a general membership meeting at the Hamburg VFW Post on 1-9-13. (STEP TWO)
Please click on Hamburg Watch Dog for more details on APPR.
One teacher asked that Concerned to remind all teachers and staff that the Hamburg Board of Education will meet Tuesday January 8, 2013 at Hamburg Middle School. This is an opportunity for you to attend and demonstrate to the Board of Education your dissatisfaction with Superintendent Steven Achramovitch.
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