The Federation of Catholic Teachers said it will protest Thursday at 5 p.m. in front of the Archdiocese of New York headquarters in Manhattan.
The union, which has been in contract talks with the Archdiocese since last year, has filed unfair labor practice charges against the Archdiocese’s Association of Catholic Schools.
Union President Julia Pignataro said the Archdiocese has threatened to close schools if the union insists on a salary increase, even though it has saved money after closing schools in 2011 and 2013 and is making money in rents.
“I began as a Catholic school teacher more than 40 years ago and I have never seen the members of this union so angry,” Pignataro said in a statement. “We deserve a fair wage increase!”