Memo To:   All Buffalo Teachers

From:         Philip Rumore, President, BTF

Date:          August 22, 2022


Subject:    Updates


As per our August 12, 2022 email (Click Here), our actions will be timed to achieve the maximum impact - too soon is too often forgotten losing its impact.


Now that the Fact-Finder has been named -

  • The Superintendent and Board have been sent the attached correspondence (Click Here) and Comparison (Click Here)
  • Delegate Chairs have been notified of the availability of signs with times to pick them up for solidarity rallies.
  • The above correspondence has been sent to all media.


We will not wait until the next Board meetings (September 7 work session/September 21 regular meeting). We will follow our schedule.


We are scheduling a solidarity rally for Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at City Hall at 4:00 pm. Signs will be available at the event. Let us show everyone we are united and strong in our demand for a contract that, as in other districts reflects our dedication to our students. We will begin by marching in front of City Hall and then circling it.


  • We will be working with NYSUT for more media coverage.
  • The Fact-Finder has set up a preliminary meeting for Thursday, August 25, 2022 to discuss timelines, etc. We will schedule said dates ASAP. We are ready.


Once again, why is the Board using every means to delay negotiations, even though we have taken legal action against them - to set teachers against teachers and the BTF.


Unfortunately, they believe they are succeeding in doing just that to weaken our position at the negotiating table. Some in the District are misusing Facebook posts to try to pressure BTF into a quick contract. That will not happen. Our solidarity in the face of such attempts will not succeed. Teachers will not be used to divide and conquer .. not now, not ever.



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