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Monday, February 25, 2013

HTA CONTRACT COMMITTEE MEETING WITH STEVE AND LAWYERS

It has been reported to Concerned Hamburger,  that Steve Achramovitch has granted 4 (four) release days to the 18 members of the Hamburg Contract Committee to meet and hammer out an APPR agreement before April 1, 2013.

The district is paying the Hamburg Teachers Association (HTA) approximately $7,200 dollars to negotiate. 

 At the February 12, 2013 Hamburg Bored of Education Meeting, it was clearly announced by,
 Achramovitch and 5 members of the Hamburg Bored of Education that the district is in negotiations and they refused to agree to Sally Stephenson's motion to meet with the HTA. 


Instead, Steve and Joan are going about things their own way. 
Was the entire Bored of Education notified that over 575 instruction hours are being lost in the week of 2/25/13, so the teachers could negotiate?

Concerned is Concerned.


Is the district offering the fruit of the poisonous tree to the teacher contract committee members of the HTA? This is dangerous to the teachers.

 The HTA needs to hire an attorney, so they do not fall into Achramovitch's trap.

 Currently, the HTA has a special education elementary teacher negotiating their contract.  Concerned says to the teachers, " you get what you pay for". 

Demand more of your union dues.

 The teachers will be negotiating with David Hoover of Erie 1 BOCES, Steve Achramovitch's former colleague, when Steve worked at Erie 1 BOCES.  


According to the reports from the Hamburg Bored of Education meeting February 12, 2013,  the Bored of Education agreed not to meet with the Hamburg teachers because the district and the Hamburg Teachers Association (HTA) are in negotiations.  

So how is it that now the teachers are being paid taxpayer dollars to negotiate an APPR agreement?  
This is all very sketchy and likely inappropriate. 
The teachers need to beware of these dubious terms. 

So, Steve Achramovitch has granted 18 teachers 4 days out of the classroom to organize a plan to negotiate with the district.   

That is over $7,200 of taxpayer dollars in substitute teacher fees, and this does not include any benefits paid to the substitutes nor the losses to the children because they have not seen their teachers for 9 out of 10 school days.  

Clearly, Steve does not care if teachers are in their classrooms.  

Maybe, Hamburg Teachers Association (HTA) Contract Committee might want to spend the next 32 hours getting paid to teach kids, or to come up with a plan to sue the State of New York, like your colleagues in NYC. 
Or, they might want to organize a vote of no confidence in Steve Achramovitch.  

Teachers are getting paid by the district to meet and negotiate.  Hamburg Teachers Association say, 

"NO" and go back to your classrooms and teach. 

If Steve has $7,200 dollars to blow, tell him to hire back a computer aid, reinstate the clubs at the secondary level or buy a years worth of paper for the copiers.  

Isn't funny how Steve has money when he needs it to save his own job?

How does this make any sense that teachers are getting paid to negotiate?  
  

Concerned was advised, the teachers are planning to meet in an art classroom at Charlotte Avenue school.  
It has been alleged to Concerned Hamburger, that the Superintendent has made plans to have the room the HTA meets in recorded, both video and audio. 

This is the most objectionable, and likely illegal method of negotiations known to labor relations.  

Teacher Contract Committee Members: 
take the high road. 

Stay in your classrooms and teach your students.  

You are not being paid by taxpayers to be union members.  




5 comments:

DELTA DAWN said...

DEAR CONCERNED: DAVID HOOVER IS NO STRANGER TO EMPLOYMENT TROUBLE...WHILE THERE WAS SOME QUESTIONS REGARDING DATES ON DOCUMENTS, MR> HOOVER WAS OFF ATTEMPTING TO SANCTIFY HIS OWN NYS PENSION. THE TEACHERS MIGHT WANT TO ASK DAVID aBOUT HIS EMPLOYMENT HISTORY AT ERIE ONE BOCES...DIDNT STEVE WORK FOR HIM????? TRY LOOKING UP HOOVERS PLACEMENT WITH SOME ANDREW FREEDMAN, HE AND HIS DAD TAUGHT AT CANISUS. LOOKS LIKE A CLUB.... CHECK OUT DAVID HOOVER IN HAMBURG. FOIL REQUEST ALL OF HIS HAMBURG INVESTIGATIONS---- SOME SAY, HE WAS GK HIT MAN!!! JUST SAYING, and OF COURSE HEARSEY.


TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
Having obtain the relief sought on the basis of one of several arguments further appeal is precluded as the individual is no longer an aggrieved party
Having obtain the relief sought on the basis of one of several arguments further appeal is precluded as the individual is no longer an aggrieved party
Hoover v DiNapoli, 2010 NY Slip Op 06127, Decided on July 15, 2010, Appellate Division, Third Department

David A. Hoover worked part time as a labor relations specialist for Erie 1 BOCES from February 1, 1988 through October 31, 1995 and obtained member service credit in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System in connection with that employment.

In April 2008, the State Comptroller announced new regulations for the Retirement System specifically defining how local governments and school districts should classify professional service providers as employees or independent contractors.

Hoover was told that under the new regulations, his member service credit for his work at BOCES between 1988 and 1995 was revoked as he had served with the BOCES as an independent contractor rather than an employee. Hoover filed an Article 78 petition seeking restoration of his member service credit contending that:

1. Rescinding such credit constituted “an improper retroactive application of the new regulations in violation of the NY Constitution;”

2. A violation of his due process rights; and

3. The Comptroller’s decision to invalidate his member service credit was arbitrary and capricious.

Supreme Court dismissed Hoover's state constitutional claims for failure to exhaust his administrative remedies, but, nevertheless issued a decision on the merits granting his petition on the basis of his due process claim. The court order provided that "the determination to revoke [Hoover's] service credit with Erie 1 BOCES for the years prior to 1995 is vacated and annulled."

Despite having prevailed in that he had obtained the remedy that he had sought, Hoover appealed the Supreme Court's judgment.

The Appellate Division dismissed his appeal, noted that having "obtained the full relief sought … annulment of the Comptroller's determination and reinstatement of his service credit," Hoover is no longer an aggrieved party. The fact that he had asserted multiple grounds upon which he contended that the relief he demanded could be granted, his having prevailed on the basis of one of the theories he advanced rendered consideration of his other arguments moot.

Anonymous said...

This keeps getting creepier.
why doesn't the school board get it? This school district has had enough of this supt with the worst record out there. Steve is a joke who enjoys screwing with people and families.

Anonymous said...

it is apparent that the Governor will eventually lose the appeal. Tying funding to Union contacts is not in the best interest of the students.

Why the rush, Achramovitch better stay AWAY from us. He turns us off.

Anonymous said...

Klozman, so right, the winners are certainly not the children. In Buffalo, the BTF may vote down appr still requires union approval.

Governor is not going to be successful on this one.

RTT and the excessive testing that goes along with this is bad for kids. Why give up anything,push back

Klozman good one said...

Acrasshole a good one.