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Former BENTE Website Coordinator Passes Away

Vivian Lombardo, former BENTE member and website coordinator, passed away on September 11, 2016. Attached is a letter that BENTE president Dan DiClemente wrote after her passing.

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403(b) Universal Availability Notice

Did you know you have the opportunity to save for retirement by participating in the RCSD 403(b) retirement plan?

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ATTENTION: ALL BENTE MEMBERS

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS OF 8:00 A.M.TO 4:00 P.M. WILL RESUME ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2016.

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BENTE Bash!

October 22, 2016
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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 2016-2017 school year:

2016-2017 Meetings & Events

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