We opened up the WBM live line and welcome our next guest of -- -- more pillows president of the buffalo teachers federation. The teachers unions feel good morning thank you for joining us. Good morning -- mobile Lafayette high school I dislike they -- over here like this send -- message reading okay quarterly ally. Wouldn't want to. Know that it is the. -- it sounded like a new contract I'm -- -- and they wanted to yesterday hollow hasn't been. Since the last contract assigned to field. It's been ten years since. Our last contract and it. And that spin. Where about 20000 dollars behind our colleagues and other cities and the suburbs. Are class -- so far harder than anybody else's. Just over here at Lafayette -- They are over forty different languages spoken and we really need a lot more help our English language -- Fill our -- it's still effective means it's been a tried and true way for labor to get their points across in the past but in this -- of social media is it's still powerful. Yes it has because what does it demonstrate solidarity -- what teachers. -- the throughout the state that solidarity and you know some of the board members and some people involved so Obama let it be anybody showing up forward Eric Close this. The district. Besides that 99 or send some of those -- -- Phil have you had contact with the city's new under a most schools superintendent or. Any of those representatives above beginning talks. Yes I've I've talked to weren't superintendent Ogletree and just that you know both -- here and are finding now with the -- mortgage -- Parker. He has taken testimony from both sides. We're expecting a record. From him that's what its recommendation is going to be for a settlement that is a non binding. Report which I expect them to the free weights and hopefully that will be the basis settlement. Analysts say how much how hopeful Mario. I'm always hope for the -- and then it's -- ten years and the -- have been working in the -- about a -- contrary. Inflation's going up 415%. -- carts -- -- need to be addressed we need more school counselors. And an opposite not I think the teachers what and very difficult conditions as you know. And I think it's about time that the board recognizes the value of the employees not just the -- but it's also administers. Failure -- for many many years but teachers decided. All the work stoppage showed many many years ago and I remember. You or even sentenced to serve a jail time active push ever comes to -- could we be looking at a repeat. Probably I think I can say -- but I'd rather be looking at is sending out a contract employees but obviously all options are to be are available but. I don't think it's going to come to pass I'm hopeful that this -- Because a strike is something that's an ultimate last resort and only do that when you realized there. You know that the board -- so you know. Beyond spiritually. Phil good to chat with you this morning good luck with the contract talks thank you again. So much and -- near -- district YouTube film room or the president of the buffalo teachers federation.