City firefighters, police officers and teachers rally for new contracts
Hundreds of city firefighters, police officers and teachers are rallying to demand city officials give them new contracts.
The workers gathered outside Madison Square Garden to put pressure on the mayor to reach contract agreements with them before the Republican convention comes to town.
Teachers have been without a contract since May 2003 and firefighters have not had a new contract in more than two years. One police officer says city officials want officers to put in extra hours especially when the convention comes to the city but says they are not willing to give them the contract they deserve.
The workers say they plan to protest outside Madison Square Garden round the clock.