“Sally Topping, president of the American Federation of Teachers Local 420, provided the RFT with a table detailing pay disparities within its workforce. Even though a salary schedule within the district’s union contract is supposed to provide a rigid outline for how much money an employee should make based on years of service and education level, the table shows big differences. Since 2011, it shows, some employees have received as much as $21,000 less than others holding the same position.
The lack of a salary schedule, Topping notes, has provided inequitable benefits for those close to the administration. “It seemed like fraternity brothers or sorority sisters or family connected people were making more money than other people,””
Teachers Union Takes on Pay Disparities at St. Louis Public Schools
The St. Louis Public Schools teachers’ union is taking the school district to trial on March 5 over what it says are troubling salary disparities….