You listened to the UNITY people who bullied you into voting yes, scaring you, telling you this is the best contract you will get. You were so afraid to go to the end of the negotiating line you took the first thing offered. Don't whine when you suddenly find yourself a teacher without a school, an ATR and end up with two Principals who don't like you and then on the unemployment line. A teacher once told me she had no fear of ever becoming an ATR as her Principal loved her. Well, her "lover" retired and the new leadership academy Principal was not so enamored. She is now awaiting a hearing to determine if she can keep her job or not.
I'll be spending the next few weeks thinking about how I will spend my money. I retired in 2011 so I get 4% and then another 4% compounded, plus my pension is recalculated and I get retro money on that and of course my base pension will increase too. I guess you don't mind letting the city hold your money for another 6 years or so and you don't mind being forced to stay at a job you would like to leave. And definitely don't cry if you don't last the wait to collect and you get nothing.
I always found most of the teachers I worked with to be wimps. They bitched and complained but when it came to standing up, they never did. They waited for someone else to speak and offered no support if that person fell down.
I feel for those who had the sense to vote no. There are not enough teachers with backbone.
I had everything to gain with this contract, nothing to lose and I urged every teacher to vote no. I don't want extra dollars that come at the expense of others. You have all voted. I will spend my windfall thinking of you.