Yonkers teachers claim the district is getting shortchanged

The Yonkers teachers union working on negotiations for a new contract claim the district is getting shortchanged.

While Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone is vowing to end a financial crisis in the city, he says he cannot give the teachers a new deal without millions of dollars from Albany. The teachers have only been offered a 2 percent raise over three years, while the city's police, fire and teamsters unions all received 12 percent raises over 3-5 years in their latest contracts. The teachers union say they will strike if necessary to get a new contract they think is fair.

Amicone and State Senator Nick Spano (R-Yonkers) say they have formed a partnership to try to secure more money for the city?s 26,000 students.

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