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October 17, 2016

NYSUT congratulates BTF on tentative agreement

Source: NYSUT Media Relations

BUFFALO, N.Y. Oct. 17, 2016 — New York State United Teachers today congratulated the Buffalo Teachers Federation on breaking a 12-year stalemate and forging a tentative agreement on a new contract.

“Today marks a new beginning for Buffalo students, parents, educators and the city’s public schools. It ends the longest contract stalemate in the history of public sector collective bargaining in New York. It is another positive sign that Buffalo public schools are moving in the right direction. The tentative agreement to be voted on later today is a testament to the unwavering dedication, professionalism and solidarity of BTF members; the staunch support of parents and the community; and strong, steady leadership by BTF President Phil Rumore and his team. NYSUT’s officers, Board of Directors, local leaders and members applaud the BTF today and stand with the BTF as it continues to press for the opportunities and resources all students need to achieve at high levels.”

UPDATE: Buffalo teacher contract approval ends stalemate that spanned more than a decade (Buffalo News). Buffalo teachers have a new contract after they and the School Board approved a new deal Monday night, ending a more than a decade-long standoff to agree on a new pact.

New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.