Memo To:   All Buffalo Teachers

From:         Philip Rumore, President, BTF

Date:          March 10, 2023 


Subject:    Negotiations / Albany Lobbying

We made substantial progress in negotiations with the Superintendent present.


As such, we have added a date for negotiations:


They are:

March 13, 2023
March 14, 2023 New


Yes, there are still issues; however, we will work to overcome them. An excellent contract is close; however, we must stick together to make it even better. Your continued solidarity and support will ensure that. Negative talk hurts negotiations. Be careful.


Stay Tuned


Albany – Lobbying
We just spent two days in Albany with NYSUT members from across New York State, lobbying the Legislature.


The BTF met with the Western New York Delegation and presented our priorities e.g. increased funding, removal of State APPR, Correcting Tier Six, the issues with Charter Schools, etc.


We will be filing additional statistics regarding Charter Schools and their negative impact on our schools with the Legislature e.g. draining money, students sent back when not doing well or causing problems, etc.