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PR- 113-04
May 10, 2004


New Contract for over 7,000 Civilian Employees

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced a tentative settlement, subject to ratification, on an overall collective bargaining agreement covering over 7,000 Principal Administrative Associates and other related titles employed throughout the mayoral agencies as well as in the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation. 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 Local 1180 are vital to the operation of our City," Mayor Bloomberg said.  "They are our front line supervisors, who make sure that New Yorkers receive the services that they depend on.  I thank them for the job they do and today's agreement provides a well deserved raises for these hard working municipal employees"

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 (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 congratulate President of Local 1180, Arthur Cheliotes, for reaching this agreement and 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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