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BJs Membership Discount for BENTE Members!

Please see below for information on how to sign up or renew your BJ's membership at a discount thanks to your union membership!

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Hispanic Heritage Celebration Day!

Free admission to the Memorial Art Gallery on Oct. 1, 2023. Registration required! Click for details!

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September 2023 BENTE Union Update: COVID, training, vehicle theft-damage

Please see below for updates from President Ange Palmerini.

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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 2023-2024 school year:

2023-2024 BENTE 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.

Angelo Palmerini President

In Solidarity,
Angelo Palmerini, President