Greetings sisters and brothers, I’m extremely happy to bring you some great and exciting news.

 During my travels throughout the city, I have spoken to many Parent Coordinators/Community Assistants who have expressed to me that they’re often spending money out of their own pockets to meet the needs and demands of the Department of Education.

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Effective dates for the pay increases for Department of Education members.
It is the same schedule as the Mayoral Agencies. 
Boardwide covered employees are Annual employees (Hbank). 
Local 372 Hourly employees are in both Hourly (E-Bank ) and Annual (H-Bank).

Ratification Bonus:
Hourly E-Bank Pay Date - 4/27/23
Annual H-Bank Pay Date - 4/28/23

General Wage Increase (GWI) Backpay/Retro for 5/21 and 5/22:
Hourly E-Bank Pay Date - 5/25/23
Annual H-Bank Pay Date - 5/26/23

As labor unions gain in popularity, workers’ rights remain under threat. But while private sector workers have the right to form unions under federal law, public service workers lack that same guarantee.

The last few years have seen a rise in worker momentum, with unionized workers raising their voices to demand higher pay, safer working conditions and more.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders praised the White House’s announcement Thursday that the Biden administration will forgive student loans for an additional 78,000 borrowers — including many AFSCME members — under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.