Teachers Unions

NYC Teachers Union Wants Back Pay

Billions for raises they didn't get

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The head of New York City's teachers union made it clear Monday for the first time that he was pushing the city for back pay for his nearly 100,000 members.

"We believe that we should have a raise, and we've been working a long time without a raise," United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew said in an interview on WNYC.

"It's a big issue for us. It's a very large issue with us."