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Change Teacher contract so teachers can collect unemployment during summer layoff.
Submitted by LibsCanBlowMe on Thu, 04/01/2010 - 18:01
I always wondered, why does the contract the Teachers Union has not allow teachers to collect unemployment during their "summer layoff"?
Other Unions get to collect unemployment during their layoff periods. Why not the Teachers Union?
Here's the plan.
1) Base the Teachers Union Contract on the UAW contract to the extent that during layoff periods, a non-working teacher can collect unemployment.
2) During the summer layoff, say a teacher gets $3000/mo during the three month non-work months of summer paid through the same unemployment insurance fund that UAW members collect unemployment from, the State of Ohio.
3) Raise the salaries during "production" months (during school).
For instance, if a teachers current salary is $36,000/yr and the teacher is paid $3000 a month for 12 months, then pay the teacher $3100 a month for the 8 months school is in session and allow the teachers to collect unemployment during non-school months. That raise during production months would make up the difference in lower unemployment payments during the Summer Layoff.
The net difference in what a teacher takes home is nothing. They will still be making the same total yearly salary. Only 1/4 of that total yearly salary would not be paid by TPS. It would be paid by the same Unemployment Insurance fund that the UAW collects from during their layoff periods.
The net differenct to TPS would be 1/4 lower payroll costs immediately.