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BENTE Union Update (11-3-21) -- Retro Pay, Hiring Incentives, Other Updates

See below for an update from BENTE President Daniel DiClemente.

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Incentives Offered for Current and Future RCSD Staff Members

See below for the recent media release from RCSD regarding financial incentives for BENTE members regarding recruitment and retention of employees in positions within our union.

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School Safety

See below for a letter to the RCSD Superintendent and Board of Education present, sent by the presidents of all four of the district's unions.

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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 2021-2022 school year:

2021-2022 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