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PR- 101-04
April 29, 2004


New Contract for over 2,700 Civilian Employees of the City of New York

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced a settlement, subject to ratification, of an overall collective bargaining agreement covering over 2,700 traffic and parking enforcement agents and their supervisors.  Employed primarily in the Police and Sanitation Departments, these employees are members of two Local Unions within the Communication Workers of America, AFL-CIO (Local 1181 and 1182).  The settlement follows the recent tentative economic agreement reached with District Council 37, and covers the thirty-six month period from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2005. 

“The members of CWA Locals 1181 and 1182 provide an important role in protecting our quality of life and provide a valuable service to the City of New York,” Mayor Bloomberg said.  “The agreement reached today will allow the City to adequately compensate these employees for their efforts in continuing to improve the quality of City services for its millions of residents and visitors to New York City.”     

The principal features of the Agreement include:

  • A one-time $1,000 lump sum cash payment per employee upon ratification.
  • A 3% general wage increase effective as of the first day of the 13th month of the contract, which was July 1, 2003.  
  • A 2% general wage increase effective starting the first day of the 25th month of the contract (July 1, 2004), which was funded by productivity improvements and other operational savings.
  • An additional 1% will be paid over the third year of the contract subject to mutual agreement by the City and CWA upon attaining sufficient productivity savings which may include a reduction in the utilization of sick-leave, work-rule modifications and other productivity efforts.
  • Time and leave modifications for newly hired employees provide savings to the City and fund a portion of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
  • Joint Labor Management Committee on Productivity Initiatives which shall have as its underlying premise that increased productivity and operational improvements are a means of generating savings (efficiencies) to be applied to compensate employees in a time of fiscal austerity.

“The City’s commitment to attain fiscally prudent settlements has been coupled with the Union’s aim to achieve fair compensation for its members,” Mayor Bloomberg said.  “I want to thank Deputy Mayor Marc V. Shaw, Labor Commissioner James F. Hanley, First Deputy Labor Commissioner Pamela S. Silverblatt and their team, and Mark Page, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and his staff for all of their efforts in reaching this Agreement.”


Ed Skyler/Jordan Barowitz   (212) 788-2958

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