By CBS3 Staff

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. 

Hundreds Of Gloucester Township School Teachers Protest For New Contract: 'I Feel Taken Advantage Of'

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The teachers have been working without a contract since June 30. Wages and health care are the main sticking points.

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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.”

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The superintendent says the district remains at the bargaining table and wants to reach an agreement.