Yonkers Federation of Teachers Call for Expedited Negotiations
YONKERS, NY – June 18, 2012 -- While both the Yonkers Public Schools (YPS) District and the Yonkers Federation of Teachers (YFT) may differ on the reasons as to why negotiations have stalled with respect to the development of a New Teacher Evaluation for the 2012-2013 school year and a successor agreement to the contract which expired last year, the YFT is calling for a knowledgeable, skilled, neutral party to serve in a “facilitator capacity”. Such an individual could assist in resolving issues as expeditiously as possible.
The savings of up to $10 million in much needed state aid is at risk if we do not come to an agreement by July 1, 2012. The Superintendent (Bernard Pierorazio) predicts over 200 lay-offs, if no resolution is reached by the new year.
The YFT is asking all elected officials to intervene to assist in moving the District to agree to these expedited negotiations.
SOURCE: YFT Press Release