Memo To:   All Buffalo Teachers

From:         Philip Rumore, President, BTF

Date:          February 16, 2023 


Subject:    Negotiations Concerns

Negotiations Clarification
There seems to be some confusion relating to our recent email.


The items listed under the District’s March 17, 2022 submission contained in our February 2, 2023 email (Click Here) were their proposals.


To be clear, we have made it clear to the District that we will not agree to paying a percentage toward healthcare. We have also rejected the District’s proposal to increase the school year and additional teaching loads for some teachers.


We have also rejected the District’s 8% one-time bonus for 2019-2022 as well as most of their other proposals.


We are still negotiating wages/step removal and other important issues.


As you can see from the email, we have made significant progress; however, we are not there yet!


With your continued support, we will get there very soon. We cannot accept what we have before us just to have a contract. We are close but not there yet.


Variety Club Telethon – Read Across America
Attached (Click Here) is a flyer with information on both the Variety Club Telethon and information on ways to celebrate Read Across America.


Please consider donating to the Variety Club Telethon by using the link or the QR code on the flyer.