New York Catholic teachers seek wage increase, take part in rolling strike

National Catholic Reporter

  • 12 May 2015
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In early May, Catholic school teachers in the New York archdiocese took part in one-day strikes at 16 different schools and are planning to continue to participate in these "rolling strikes" throughout the month, according to the teachers' union.

Catholic teachers continue 1-day strikes, pick up support from parents

silive.com

  • 12 May 2015
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Catholic school teachers continued their series of one-day strikes Monday, with teachers walking the picket line at one of the borough's largest schools, Our Lady Star of the Sea in Huguenot.

Dear Parents of Catholic School Children

  • 5 May 2015
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After nearly 20 negotiation sessions spanning over a year, the Federation of Catholic Teachers has decided to strike. We have decided to strike because representatives of the Association of Catholic Schools threatened that if teachers receive wage increases, they would have to close schools. This statement violates the teachers’ rights and we are striking over their violation of the law. This matter has been reported throughout the media and charges have been filed with the appropriate agencies. 

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Teachers to Strike Nine More Catholic Schools This Morning

  • 5 May 2015
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  • Catholic Schools Superintendent McNiff Issues New Illegal Threats to Teachers 

May 5, 2015 – Catholic school teachers in the Archdiocese of New York will strike nine additional schools today, Tuesday, May 5, because of unfair labor practices by their employer, the Archdiocese of New York’s Association of Catholic Schools (ACS).

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Teachers on Strike Today, May 1, to Save Catholic Schools

  • 1 May 2015
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  • FCT Strikes Schools in The Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island & Rockland County
May 1, 2015 – Catholic school teachers in the Archdiocese of New York go on strike at five schools this morning because of unfair labor practices. "It will be a rolling strike with other schools impacted next week and each week thereafter for as long as it takes for our members to be treated fairly," says Julia Pignataro, the President of the Federation of Catholic Teachers (FCT), the union that represents more than 2,600 teachers in the Archdiocese of New York."
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