As we reported in May, the CTU and CPS came to agreement on how to add the $25 million in veteran pay that we won during the strike to the salary tables, but only in late July did we receive the updated salary tables from CPS.
In the interest of getting this information out to members as quickly as possible, we’re making them available now even though we haven’t had time to re-design them to improve their readability.
These are the same as the schedules we agreed to and voted upon during contract ratification in November 2019, with the exception of the additional $25 million that has been added per finalization of the agreement on veteran pay.
Also, as CPS communicated in an earlier email, all teachers who meet the longevity payment eligibility criteria will receive a FY20 $2,100 longevity payment by July 31, 2020. (Take note: The additional longevity pay at year 30 is *not* reflected in the salary tables because that is a payment that does not add into base salary. Contract language on longevity pay will be reflected in the final version of Appendix A.)
All veteran teachers at or above Step 14 will receive retro payments so that their salaries correspond to the salary schedules.
Teachers receiving these salary adjustments will be grouped into two phases, Phase 1 and Phase 2. CPS sent notification of your group on July 24. CPS arbitrarily created these groupings for the facilitation of the payments across the affected teachers; they do not correspond to placement on the salary schedules.
Phase 1 teachers will receive step changes covering July 5-18 on July 31. On August 14, they will receive the rest of their retro payment for their step change back to July 1, 2019.
Phase 2 teachers will receive step changes covering July 19-August 1 on August 14. On August 28, they will receive the rest of their retro payment for their step change back to July 1, 2019.
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