Memo To:   All Buffalo Teachers

From:         Philip Rumore, President, BTF

Date:          February 15, 2023 


Subject:    Negotiations Updates

Yesterday’s negotiations was focused on the issues on which we are close to agreement and on those that both sides sought to work to solve.

Both sides believe that we are making important progress on many issues.

Therefore, we have scheduled negotiating dates as follows:

Friday, February 24, 2023
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Tuesday, March 7, 2023

As you can see from our last email to you, with your support and the unprecedented increase in State Aid this year and next year, we have made significant progress.

With that continued solidarity and support, we will soon have a contract that, despite COVID, the initial lack of funding and District delays, reflects your dedication to our students and each other.

We believe there can be an agreement prior to our March 16, 2023 Executive Committee and Council of Delegates meetings.

However, if necessary, a motion to authorize, what our lawyers have advised be called “decisive action” by teachers – will be made.

I am confident you know what that will be.