City teachers union to vote on new contract

The United Federation of Teachers will vote Tuesday on the Bronx and city teacher contract agreed upon last week.

The agreement by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and union leaders ended a two-year deadlock. Some union members had threatened to strike if a contract agreement was not reached. The tentative deal includes concessions on both sides. If approved, teachers will get a 15 percent raise over four years, retroactive to June 2003. However, all teachers would have to work an extra 10 minutes each day.

If the union leaders vote in favor of the contract, it will then go to Bronx and city teachers for a vote.

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