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Newark Teachers Claim to be ‘Indentured Servants’ Despite $57K Average Salary

Pete702 Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 7:55 AM
As a school board member, my brother tried to give all of the teachers a flat $2000 a year raise IN ADDITION to their automatic raise for have another years experience (really the same year over and over again). The union rejected it as they wanted the bargaining chip of low starting salaries and they wanted percentage raises.
Is it ever enough? That’s what citizens should be asking in Newark, where the teachers are claiming they are subject to “indentured servitude” for being forced to consider an “inhumane” collective bargaining agreement that many consider very union friendly.

The average Newark teacher’s pay is $57,926, according to That constitutes “indentured servitude”?

In 2011, found that Newark teachers contributed a big fat zero to their health insurance benefits. Taxpayers, on the other hand, spent a healthy $111,742,197 to pay for teacher benefits. Yes, that’s $111 million to zero.

The school district receives a whopping $28,406...