Police move teacher protest at Yonkers mayor's house

Yonkers teachers protested at the mayor?s house Wednesday but police barricades kept them from being right in front of his home.

It was the third day of protesting for a better contract. However, police set up barricades, which kept the teachers across the street from Mayor Phil Amicone?s house. The teachers have been without a contract for three years and are trying to pressure the mayor to move negotiations along.

The city has offered a new contract with no raises in the first two years and a 2 percent raise in the third, but the teachers have rejected that. They say police and fireman have negotiated a three-year contract with 4 percent increases each of those years. The teachers say they play an important part in the city's life and feel left out in the cold.

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