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Statement of New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento on Executive Order to Protect Personal Information of Public Employees

Governor Cuomo signed an executive order that will preserve the safety and privacy of public employees by ensuring the protection of their personal information.

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Unions remain strong despite US Supreme Court siding with corporations over working people.

Unions remain strong despite US Supreme Court siding with corporations over working people. President Dan DiClemente emphasizes the need for strong unions now more than ever in his attached statement.

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The Passing of Weezy Landry's Mother

It is with great sadness that we announce that Weezy Landry's mother has passed away. Please think of her and her family during this difficult time.

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Bente Day

The first Friday of every month is BENTE Day!

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Meeting Dates

Please click on the link below for a list of meeting dates and events for the 2016-2017 school year:

2017-2018 Meeting Dates

About BENTE Local 2419

BENTE/AFSCME Local 2419 is the support staff that supports students, representing over 1200 dedicated support staff workers throughout the Rochester City School District in the State of New York. Our membership is comprised of eleven units: Central Office, Custodial, Elementary Clerical, Food Services, Plant Maintenance, Secondary Schools, Sentries, Storehouse, Transportation, Occupational & Physical Therapists, and Project Workers.

BENTE stands for the Board of Education Non-teaching Employees, and our union represents hard working men and women that provide the basic necessities of life for your children: cleanliness, security, food, safety, supplies, transportation, and support.

We are consistently working on behalf of our membership to negotiate better contracts that ensure decent health care, equitable raises, and fair treatment in the workplace. Our members are the backbone of the Rochester City School District, and the services that they perform are necessary for schools to operate efficiently.

Daniel DiClemente President

In solidarity,
Daniel DiClemente, President