Memo To:   All Buffalo Teachers
From:         Philip Rumore, President, BTF
Date:          September 30, 2019

Subject:     Negotiations Response

In answer to some Board members’ inquiries, as we left negotiations on September 25, 2019, we advised your negotiating team that on the next day, September 26, 2019, we would be meeting with both our Executive Committee and Council of Delegates (representatives of all schools).

Your team was also advised that the Executive Committee and Council of Delegates would want to know about how negotiations were proceeding and of your contract proposals. Without your agreement on the ground rules, I could not, as in the past, avoid providing them to our teachers and having them then circulated to the media.

Your team still refused to agree to the ground rules.

When an overview was presented to our Council of Delegates, members were so angered that a motion was made to distribute an overview to Buffalo teachers. It was passed unanimously.

In reference to a statement made by the District that I misled the teachers on your proposals, since you have supposedly read and approved them, I will be happy to make them public.

Also, please advise me of where I, in the new terminology, have created “Fake News”.


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