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PR- 157-05
April 26, 2005


New Contract for approximately 450 Directors of Day Care Centers

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced a tentative settlement by the Day Care Council of New York with the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA), subject to ratification by the union membership, on an overall collective bargaining agreement covering approximately 450 Employees at 346 day care centers located throughout the City. The last contract between the Day Care Council of New York and CSA expired March 31, 2001. The new contract covers all Directors and Assistant Directors working in these Centers for the sixty-three month period from April 1, 2001 through June 30, 2006. 

“Taking care of our City’s children is a critical responsibility,” Mayor Bloomberg said.  “Without the administrators who run our child care centers, our City’s workforce would face a paralyzing crisis. We applaud the Day Care Council and CSA for having reached an agreement that will adequately compensate these employees for their tremendous efforts in continuing to improve the quality of day care services to the children and families of New York City.  CSA has attained a broad-based economic agreement that will provide much deserved wage increases and other benefits for its members.”    

The principal features of the Agreement include:

  • A one-time $1,200 lump sum cash payment per employee upon ratification.
  • A 9% general wage increase effective April 1, 2005.
  • A 3% uncompounded wage increase effective April 1, 2005.
  • A 2% uncompounded general wage increase effective April 1, 2005, which will be funded by productivity improvements and other operational savings.
  • A .49% uncompounded general wage increase effective, June 30, 2006.
  • Effective 7/1/05, a Welfare Fund contribution of $30,000; effective July 1, 2006 and thereafter, a Welfare Fund contribution of $45,000 per year.
  • Productivity savings that apply to all new hires on or after April 1, 2005 include an 11% reduction in the hiring rate for two years; a reduction in the number of sick leave days by 3 days per year; and, a reduction in the number of annual leave days by 2 days per year.

“The City’s commitment to attain fiscally prudent settlements has been achieved while maintaining the Union’s goal of fair treatment and compensation for its members,” Mayor Bloomberg concluded.  “I want to thank Deputy Mayor Marc V. Shaw, Labor Commissioner James F. Hanley, First Deputy 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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