Yonkers teachers union threatens to strike
The teachers union in Yonkers is set to strike in an effort to step up pressure on the city to reach a new contract.
The teachers have been working without a contract for the past two years. The union president says they are not happy with the recent negotiations, which call for no raises for the first two years. In addition, new teachers would have to pay for health benefits.
The union wants Albany to pressure Mayor Phil Amicone to take action and give the teachers a better contract. A spokesperson from the mayor?s office says all the dealings with the teachers have been fair and honest.
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