FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2004
MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES LABOR AGREEMENTS WITH EIGHT UNIONS REPRESENTING NEARLY 10,000 WORKERS
Mayor Also Signs Personnel Order Giving Raises to 15,000 Managers and Non-Represented Employees
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced agreements with eight municipal labor unions and locals representing nearly 10,000 City employees. These agreements all contain raises based upon productivity and are similar to the recently negotiated economic settlements previously reached with District Council 37 and other unions representing over 128,000 City employees. The Mayor also announced salary increases for New York City’s managerial workforce and original jurisdiction employees. Original jurisdiction employees are non-managerial City workers not represented by unions.
“The City is committed to providing equitable salaries to its hard working employees,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “New Yorkers depend on the day-to-day work of the municipal work force whose dedicated service to the City is invaluable. In reaching these agreements, the City of New York has continued to forge settlements that contain important productivity components and other significant savings measures. I am also pleased to announce that Mayor’s Personnel Orders No. 2004/1 and 2004/2, have been issued to give well deserved increases for managerial and original jurisdiction personnel.”
Among the unions, totaling nearly 10,000 workers, that have reached recent agreements with the City are: the Organization of Staff Analysts (pending ratification); the Civil Service Bar Association (pending ratification); the United Probation Officers Association; Highways and Sewers Inspectors; Communication Workers of America - Locals, 1181 and 1182 and 1183; and Local 306 IATSE. With these agreements and the District Council 37 settlement, the City has reached accord with more than 138,000 of its employees.
To avoid spending money the City does not have, the 2% adjustments effective July 1, 2004, require no commitment of City funds. The increases will be funded solely from operational efficiencies that have already begun to be implemented in Mayoral agencies. This conforms to other settlements such as the Probation Officers’ pattern-conforming agreement that contains an innovative productivity enhancement including a 40-hour workweek for new hires that will help to underwrite additional compensation for incumbent employees.
The key features of the Mayor’s Personnel Orders, which affect approximately 15,000 employees, are:
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