SICKLERVILLE, N.J. (CBS) — Gloucester Township school teachers are rallying for a new contract. Hundreds of teachers gathered for a protest outside Mullen Middle School in Sicklerville Monday night.
Dozens of parents joined them to show their support ahead of the school board meeting.Philadelphia Police Officer Has Strong Message For Son's Killers After Hyram Hill Killed In Targeted Shooting
The teachers have been working without a contract since June 30. Wages and health care are the main sticking points.READ MORE: Manor College Students Past, Present 'Very Angry And Frustrated' About Ukraine-Russia Tensions
They say the pandemic has made their jobs challenging.
“I love this community,” Angel Stevenson, a teacher, said. “I love the students and families I work with, and my neighbors and friends at Gloucester Township. But I no longer feel love or appreciated back, I feel taken advantage of.”MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police Officer Injured After Being Dragged By Vehicle During Traffic Stop: Police
The superintendent says the district remains at the bargaining table and wants to reach an agreement.