Press Release
For Immediate Release
September 5, 2019


Buffalo teachers will be holding a protest rally before the next Board of Education meeting on September 18, 2019.


The rally will be to display teacher anger that, while giving significant raises to some City Hall senior staff, the District has, since May, refused to meet to negotiate a new contract with teachers.


The BTF has taken legal action against the District for refusing to negotiate.


In the Improper Practice Charge filed with the NYS Public Employment Board, the BTF lists all the correspondence to the District attempting to begin negotiations.


“Instead of starting the new school year on a positive note with a new contract in place, the District has in effect given the back of the hand to teachers and insulted them by giving raises to senior City Hall staff but refusing to negotiate with their teachers. We will not be insulted and demeaned” stated Philip Rumore, President, BTF.