Yonkers teachers rally to demand fair contract

Teachers marched into the Yonkers School Board meeting. They've been without a contract for nearly a year and they're putting on the pressure.

News 12 Staff

Apr 19, 2023, 9:56 PM

Updated 405 days ago

Share:

Yonkers teachers rallied on Wednesday to demand a fair contract.
Teachers marched into the Yonkers School Board meeting. They've been without a contract for nearly a year and they're putting on the pressure.
Yonkers Federation of Teachers President Samantha Rosado-Ciriello says what they're looking for includes smaller class sizes, more support staff, medical benefits for all and fair wages.
Teachers say they're the ones who were there for kids during the pandemic.
The state and national teacher's unions came to support, plus firefighters and members of other unions representing groups like school administrators. Teachers from other districts also came.
Yonkers Public Schools said in a statement, “The District is, and has been, engaged in continuous negotiations with its four bargaining units to work towards settlement of fair and fiscally responsible contracts that support the needs of its students and staff. The District is committed to continuing to work diligently with its union leaders to achieve this result."


More from News 12