Charter school teachers want to unionize
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo United Charter School Teachers want to unionize and they’re making sure their voices were heard.
The teachers held a rally on Tuesday to demand that the school's board of director's recognize their desire to form a union.
Teachers at the school on Manhattan Avenue said New York State law gives them the right to unionize and they simply want the same rights as other public school teachers.
"We will be respected. We will feel that we're valued. We’ve gone to school for many years. We know what the kids need. We need a voice," said Buffalo United Teacher Barbara Coogan.
Coogan said school administrators and their board of directors are unlawfully preventing teachers from forming a union.