Teachers union votes yes on new contract with city
The United Federation of Teachers voted yes Tuesday on the Bronx and city teacher contract agreed upon last week.
The agreement by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and union leaders ended a two-year deadlock. Some union members had threatened to strike if a contract agreement was not reached. The tentative deal includes concessions on both sides. Under the newly approved agreement, teachers will get a 15 percent raise over four years, retroactive to June 2003. However, all teachers would have to work an extra 10 minutes each day.
The vote now goes to Bronx and city teachers for an entire union vote.
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