Members of the United Federation of Teachers ratified a new contract that gives members a 7.7 percent pay raise over the 43-month pact.
The contract passed with 87 percent of the roughly 90,000 overall votes, according to tallies by the American Arbitration Association.
“I want to thank the members of the UFT for their resounding support of this contract. The new agreement gives teachers a larger voice in how their schools are run, and shows what we can accomplish when we stand together,” said UFT President Michael Mulgrew.
The most experienced teachers will see their base pay rise to $128,657. The contract also increases starting salaries to $61,070 over the course of the deal.