Yonkers teachers stage rally at city hall to push for contract talks

After three years of silently working without a contract Yonkers teachers have had enough and took to the streets outside of city hall on Wednesday to bring some attention to their dilemma. Hundreds of teachers showed up at the rally in hopes that Mayor Phil Amicone and city council members would take notice. They say the contract proposal, which includes a 2 percent increase over three years is not enough. Teachers claim they need a better offer just to offset their cost of living expenses so they are now threatening to strike. The mayor and union have no set date to sit down and talk, but he has stated he understands the union must do what it has to do to get the raises it wants.

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