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Miami-Dade Public School Mid-Career Teachers Still Owed Thousands in Back Pay (This will drastically

Although we are almost half-way through the 2019 - 2020 school year and less than one week away from the Winter Recess, neither the union, United Teachers of Dade, nor the Miami-Dade School Board, have announced what the teachers of Miami-Dade can expect to receive in terms of a raise.

Why are they taking so long? I mean, the season of giving is here, and teachers' hands, not to mention their pocketbooks, are wide open, ready to receive.

Let's take a walk down memory lane...

Exactly a year ago today, my father, Virgilio Alvarez, attended the Miami-Dade School Board Meeting to address the outstanding issue that mid-career teachers, such as myself, are owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay.

Please listen to what he has to say about this issue.

Immediately after my father addressed the issue, I shared my comments on this matter with the Miami-Dade County School Board and the public.

When will the Miami-Dade County School Board and the United Teachers of Dade negotiate salary raises (to be distinguished from mere nominal, increases) that factor in the cost of living increase adjustment (COLA) and which gives teachers a dignified raise to their base salary pay?

NOTE: Raises should be in addition to - and not in lieu of - referendum monies since the referendum monies do not increase teachers base salaries; the referendum monies will also run out in three more years.

As of the date this blog post, we, the teachers of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, have yet to hear about our raises for the 2019 - 2020 school year.

What are they waiting for?

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