Miami Teachers Union Reaches Deal on Raises
The Miami-Dade school district and the United Teachers of Dade finally appear to have an agreement.
Miami-Dade school teachers will all get a raise of at least $1,100, and most will have a chance to earn the $2,500 raise pledged by Gov. Rick Scott this year under a tentative deal struck Monday by the school district and the United Teachers of Dade.
The two sides came to terms on an agreement to amend key portions of the union’s contract, including the schedule that establishes teachers’ pay and healthcare. They also divvied up most the millions set aside for district employee raises by the state.
The terms of the $70 million deal, which boosts salaries by 6.5 percent, is retroactive to Friday but won’t be final until union members ratify the contract and the school board approves the deal.