Yonkers teachers take labor dispute to mayor's house
Teachers in Yonkers haven't called for a full-blown strike yet, but Tuesday afternoon they took their latest protest directly to the mayor's house.
Nearly a dozen teachers picketed in front of Mayor Phil Amicone's (R-Yonkers) home. Pat Puleo, president of the Federation of Teachers, says teachers have been working for three years without a contract. She says they are demanding the mayor meet with them and give them a fair contract. She says Yonkers is loosing teachers to other communities. She says although she knows it?s a difficult budget time, they are willing to meet half way.
The teachers say they plan to picket every day this week until their demands are heard.