Hundreds of Yonkers school jobs saved with union vote

Hundreds of school jobs have been saved in Yonkers after the Board of Education struck a deal to approve a salary freeze. District officials were prepared to lay off 700 school employees tomorrow, but members of the Civil Service Employees Association agreed to take a one-year salary freeze. The move will help 300 workers keep their jobs. However, more than double that figure are set to be eliminated unless the teachers union agrees to a deal before the deadline. Teachers Union President Pat Puleo says the union has already made $6 million in concessions. He also says the union has not gotten any guarantees from the city that, even with a wage halt, any teachers would get their jobs back.

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