Buffalo teachers picket outside Paladino’s home

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Like many teachers in New York, Buffalo Public Schools teachers say they’ve had enough, and they’re taking to the streets to say it.

Teachers took to the streets just outside Carl Paladino’s home Tuesday evening in a picket to call for the resolution of a contract dispute for Buffalo teachers.

Buffalo Teacher’s Federation President Phil Rumore says teachers have been without a contract for nearly 11 years and is putting the accountability on Board of Education members.

“Basically teachers are angry. We’re $20,000 behind our colleagues in surrounding school districts and we’re saying enough is enough,” Rumore said. “If they won’t do something at the board meetings to end this, we’re going to bring this to their houses.”

Paladino says teachers will get a contract and be financially compensated when they do. He ordered pizza for the picketers and was attempting to hand it out to them, but most refused to take any.

Teachers say they’re planning to picket at different homes each week.

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