FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2004
MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES TENTATIVE LABOR AGREEMENT WITH COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA, LOCAL 1180
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:
"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."
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