Union to yea or nay archdiocese's contract Tuesday

Catholic school teachers are doing their homework on the New York Archdiocese's latest contract offer, which the union will decide whether to accept Tuesday. The deal may have been prompted by Friday's

News 12 Staff

Apr 21, 2008, 10:58 PM

Updated 5,838 days ago

Share:

Union to yea or nay archdiocese's contract Tuesday
Catholic school teachers are doing their homework on the New York Archdiocese's latest contract offer, which the union will decide whether to accept Tuesday.
The deal may have been prompted by Friday's arrival of Pope Benedict XVI in New York. Teachers spent that day rallying outside the Manhattan office of Cardinal Edward Egan ? less than a mile from where the pontiff visited the United Nations - before the tentative agreement was reached.
However, union officials say it may not be enough to keep hundreds of teachers off the picket lines. "They have money for everything, but nothing for the teachers," says Henry Kielkucki, of the Lay Faculty Association. "We have a delicate balance of if we go on strike, we'll hurt the kids and that's what we're facing now."
The Lay Faculty Association, representing 450 teachers, called a strike April 15 after the archdiocese rejected its proposal to reduce the term of its contract to three years instead of four.
Union members are demanding better pay, benefits and pensions. The contract negotiations affect Maria Regina High School in Hartsdale, Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, John F. Kennedy High School in Somers, John S. Burke High School in Goshen and six New York City schools.
Parents and students agree they just want teachers back in the classroom where they belong.


More from News 12
1:32
Police swarms Elmsford neighborhood, details remain scarce

Police swarms Elmsford neighborhood, details remain scarce

2:17
Amazing weather today, light rain tomorrow afternoon through Thursday

Amazing weather today, light rain tomorrow afternoon through Thursday

Vote 2024: Ask your questions for Congressional District 16 Democratic candidates

Vote 2024: Ask your questions for Congressional District 16 Democratic candidates

0:54
Mandatory seat belt law proposal for charter buses spurred after fatal Orange County crash

Mandatory seat belt law proposal for charter buses spurred after fatal Orange County crash

0:41
Rockland Community College library and student union closed indefinitely due to water damage

Rockland Community College library and student union closed indefinitely due to water damage

0:23
Vandalism at New Hampton park prompts search for culprit

Vandalism at New Hampton park prompts search for culprit

1:00
Headlines: Officer charged in illegal eavesdropping, drug dealer arrested again, missing woman

Headlines: Officer charged in illegal eavesdropping, drug dealer arrested again, missing woman

0:25
Port Chester man arrested after burglary leads to standoff in Elmsford

Port Chester man arrested after burglary leads to standoff in Elmsford

0:26
MTA introduces electric-powered vans to Access-A-Ride fleet

MTA introduces electric-powered vans to Access-A-Ride fleet

Orange County DA: 2 men arrested in Walmart knife fight that injured a police officer

Orange County DA: 2 men arrested in Walmart knife fight that injured a police officer

0:24
Hyde Park School District honored nationally for music education excellence

Hyde Park School District honored nationally for music education excellence

Guide: Alcohol addiction recovery support and resources

Guide: Alcohol addiction recovery support and resources

2:54
Prison conversations shed light on Robert Durst's mental state, depths he went to evade justice

Prison conversations shed light on Robert Durst's mental state, depths he went to evade justice

1:55
Gov. Hochul, state lawmakers reach 'conceptual' agreement on state budget

Gov. Hochul, state lawmakers reach 'conceptual' agreement on state budget

0:35
Police: 41-year-old man recovering from stabbing at New Rochelle sports lounge

Police: 41-year-old man recovering from stabbing at New Rochelle sports lounge

New DMV comes to downtown Port Jervis

New DMV comes to downtown Port Jervis

2:12
Rockland pressures Evergreen Court to clean up 2021 fire site

Rockland pressures Evergreen Court to clean up 2021 fire site

1:54
What happens to the clothes you donate? Greenburgh town supervisor explains

What happens to the clothes you donate? Greenburgh town supervisor explains

1:59
Fire engulfs 3 cars at Port Chester's The Waterfront shopping complex

Fire engulfs 3 cars at Port Chester's The Waterfront shopping complex

1:42
South Blooming Grove issued DOH violations amid water crisis and construction boom

South Blooming Grove issued DOH violations amid water crisis and construction boom