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  •  Again, you're wrong. (7+ / 0-)

    They were offered $30/hour to work some of the additional hours.  They were told that they would not be paid for all of the additional hours.

    Furthermore, without access to the actual union contract, there is no way to know about this, but it would be good to know if, by contract, there is a set amount per hour that they have to be paid for any additional hours.

    •  Yes, a contract typically does have a rate of (1+ / 0-)
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      pay that is determined by years of teaching experience and educational level (Master's degree pays more than Bachelors).

      So the $30 per hour might actually be the actual rate of pay for some teachers, but certainly not for all.

      Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr.

      by nandssmith on Wed Mar 03, 2010 at 02:30:54 PM PST

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      •  It is not uncommon (1+ / 0-)
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        in my district for the base pay to differ based on experience and level of education, but any extra hours are usually paid a static amount per hour, including summer school.  $30 is what we get for any extra hours if we get anything, but usually it is without any pay--considered part of the job.

        We don't have teacher unions with any power in Texas since we are not allowed to strike and they know it.  We get pushed around as a result.

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