Highlighting Backpay

Highlighting the concerns of one of our members often leads to more information for our entire bargaining unit. That’s why we’re highlighting a recent case that we won for one of our members that resulted in us getting her $4,500 in back-pay!

Recently, a member of our union had a question about which school they should receive a differential from, since their position as choir director took place at two schools. The answer? The intent of extra-curricular differentials is additional compensation for the additional time devoted to concerts etc…Our member should receive the differential at both schools. We argued that the second school required the same number of performances as the first school, essentially doubling the after-school expectations, thus, resulting in the need for both differentials.

This is only one example of many. Know your rights. It pays…literally.