Here are some things we know and some questions we are asking.
One. Last summer UESF filed some Request for Information (public documents) with SFUSD. One result was,
“The combined salaries of the top thirteen administrators equals 2.6 million dollars per year”,
which is more than half of the 4.2 million needed to pay for a one percent pay raise for all UESF members. What has happened with this information during the bargaining?
Two. Intrepid Balboa HS teachers filed an RFI several years ago on administrative salaries. My analysis of those figures shows that during the economic crash years of 2009-10 to 2010-11, a few central admin took pay raises, some took 2% pay cuts and most had no change to their salaries. This is good,
but during that same time all educators took four furlough days, which is about a 4% pay cut. And it was during that year that the SFUSD tricked the T-10’s into giving up an hour a day, a 14% pay cut on top of also taking the furlough days!!
Then in the following year, according to the figures, administrators got, on average, a 7% salary increase! UESF members continued to live with a pay cut due to continued furlough days, and there were lay-offs (as far as I remember). The T-10’s loss of an hour per day became permanent!! This unfair!
Three. I have made a new request for public records, which I’m told will be completed by mid December. My apologies for not doing it sooner!! I asked for the 555 Franklin admin salaries for the years 2011-12, 2012-2013, 2013-14, and 2014-15, and will analyze them to see who got pay raises and if the number of positions increased, and share what I find out.
Four. During bargaining, the UESF team was advised by researchers from the CFT and CTA, our state affiliates. At the UESF assembly meeting, someone requested that this financial info be shared with the UESF membership, and the leadership replied that they had to put getting the ballots out first, before posting the information.
Ballots before information!