Show of solidarity for teacher contract negotiations

NORTH NORWICH – What’s good for the general is good for the troops.

That was the rallying cry Thursday night in the Chenango BOCES gymnasium as well over 100 area educators and school support staff representing their local unions organized with leaders from the New York State United Teachers union in a “show of solidarity” for a group of teachers who’ve been working without a contract for 820 days.

The Delaware, Chenango, Madison and Otsego BOCES Teacher’s Association have been in contract talks with administrators for nearly two years seeking improved salaries, health care packages and retirement incentives. As negotiations have been at an apparent stand still for over a year, BOCES educators are fearing continued wavering will impact morale.

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