Some Bronx, city teachers may strike if new contract isn't offered

Some Bronx and city teachers say they have worked long enough without a contract and are threatening to strike if a deal isn?t reached.

Delegates of the United Federation of Teachers met Tuesday to discuss the long-stalled contract talks. The union adopted a resolution calling for both sides to use recommendations issued by an arbitration panel as framework for a deal. The arbitration panel proposed an 11 percent raise over three years for teachers. It also called for adding 10 minutes to the school day and for teachers to pick up extra duties throughout the day.

Teachers have been working without a contract for more than two years. The union gave Mayor Bloomberg until early October to offer a new contract or they will vote to authorize a strike.

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