BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Amid the ongoing crisis in the Buffalo School District, teachers are now fighting for a raise.
Union leader Phil Rumore broke down the numbers during a presentation on Tuesday that showed Buffalo teachers are making, on average, about $20,000 less than teachers in the suburbs.
"Buffalo teachers are indeed $20,000 behind their colleagues in the suburbs and will lose about $600,000 in their lifetime and lose in retirement. Our colleagues in the suburbs deserve every penny they get. We're not saying they should be paid less. What we are saying is what's fair is fair. And Buffalo teachers work just as hard as our colleagues in the suburbs," Rumore stated.
He also says it takes Buffalo teachers 27 years to reach their maximum salary, while teachers in other districts reach their maximum in about 21 years.
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