- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City’s public school teachers will get a chance to vote on a proposed contract that gives them back pay worth the equivalent of nearly 8 percent of their salaries.

The vote is the last step in the approval process after the United Federation of Teachers says its 3,400-member delegate assembly endorsed the deal Wednesday night.

The union says teachers and other school employees will vote by secret mail ballots that should be counted by early June.

Negotiators reached a deal May 1 after a nearly five-year labor dispute.

Some union members aren’t happy with the contract. The Movement of Rank and File Educators says proposed raises match the inflation rate and don’t address disparities in class size and learning conditions between city schools and suburban districts.

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