Yonkers teachers demand mayor take active role in contract battle

For the fourth day in a row, Yonkers teachers are protesting in front of the mayor?s house to demand he take an active role in the contract battle.

The teachers have been without a contract for the third straight school year. The current offer only allows for a 2 percent raise over three years. Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone says he is working with the teachers, not against them.

Police made the teachers move their protest across the street Wednesday. A police spokesperson says the decision was made for safety reasons. However, the teachers say some drivers were even ticketed for blowing their horns in support earlier in the week. The teachers say they don?t want anyone hurt by the rally, they just want a fair contract.

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