Memo To:   All Buffalo Teachers

From:         Philip Rumore, President, BTF

Date:          September 29, 2022


Subject:    Updates


  • As a result of the Fact-Finder increasing what he would like submitted on October 7, 2022, we have updated our submission and will resend it to him.
  • We have advised the District that we are prepared to resume negotiations before submissions are made and after.
  • In response to the concern raised that we are “fear-mongering” by continuing to advise teachers to be careful of what you say, our attorneys have asked us to continue to advise you of this as they are very concerned about what has and can happen.
  • For those who expressed concern that the BTF salary/compensation package was being viewed as excessive:
    • It was lowered from our first presentation.
    • It shows just how far behind other districts we are.
    • It is still less than Buffalo teachers deserve.
    • I will never be afraid to stand up for what Buffalo teachers deserve… Never.


Picketing at Schools
District-wide picketing at schools was set for September 2, 2022 (set-up day) and Friday, September 9, 2022.

District-wide school picketing is suggested for days of Board meetings or other announced days.

  • Regular meetings (Currently Scheduled)
    Wednesdays - October 19, November 16, December 21, 2022
    Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts
    5:30 pm
  • We will continue our Solidarity Day on Fridays by wearing the BTF logo

Executive Committee Vacancy
There is one opening as a result of a retirement, Secondary 7-12.

If interested, send a resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A recommendation will be made at the next Council of Delegates meeting, October 13, 2022.