June 15, 2023
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Pattern Conforming Settlement With More Than 32,000 Uniformed Members Brings Total City Workforce Under Contract to 75 Percent
NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Office of Labor Relations (OLR) Commissioner Renee Campion today announced a five-year tentative contract agreement with the Uniformed Officers Coalition (UOC), a coalition of uniformed unions representing more than 32,000 city employees. With today’s settlement, 75 percent of the city workforce is now under contract. UOC represents 11 unions across all four uniformed city agencies: the Detectives Endowment Association (DEA), the Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA), the Lieutenants Benevolent Association (LBA), the Captains Endowment Association (CEA), the Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA), the Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA), the Correction Officers Benevolent Association (COBA), the Correction Captains Association (CCA), the Assistant Deputy Wardens (ADW), the Sanitation Officers Association (SOA), and the Uniformed Sanitation Chiefs Association (USCA).
The tentative agreement conforms to the economic pattern established under the Police Benevolent Association settlement in April, and follows agreements with District Council 37 in February and the United Federation of Teachers earlier this week. Today’s agreement includes wage increases ranging from 3.25 percent to 4.00 percent over the contract period.
“As a former union member and someone who retired at the rank of captain in the New York City Police Department, I am proud we have reached this significant agreement with the Uniformed Officers Coalition,” said Mayor Adams. “The men and women who work tirelessly to keep our city safe and clean deserve fair pay, and this agreement represents a concrete demonstration of our gratitude for their efforts.”
“This agreement underscores the mayor’s commitment to investing in our city’s most valuable resource: our people,” said OLR Commissioner Renee Campion. “I want to thank all the unions who came to the table and negotiated this agreement, which is fair to city workers and taxpayers.”
“It is our duty to care for the people who care for all of us,” said Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Philip Banks III. “That starts with fair compensation for the work they do. This investment into our workforce is an investment in the safety and prosperity of our city.”
“Thank you to Commissioner Campion and Commissioner Tisch for their work to reach a deal for our uniformed sanitation leaders,” said Deputy Mayor for Operations Meera Joshi. “The managers covered by this tentative deal are working on major quality of life initiatives for New Yorkers and keeping our streets clean. This deal acknowledges and gives thanks for their hard work.”
“This meaningful new agreement is welcome news for our uniform investigators, supervisors, and executives, who work night and day to ensure public safety in every New York City neighborhood,” said New York City Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell. “Their work has helped us achieve continuing crime reductions, both last year and this, including double-digit decreases in shootings, shooting victims, and homicides. The city is fortunate to have these truly dedicated public servants, and I’m proud that this agreement reflects a recognition of their continuing contributions to our common good. We thank each of the unions for their continued partnership in working towards the best interests of our officers, and by extension, this city.”
“The men and women of the FDNY run into danger when others run away from it, and keeping our city safe is not possible without them. A group of dedicated public servants, they consistently operate without hesitation and demonstrate bravery at every turn,” said Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) Commissioner Laura Kavanagh. “This agreement is a nod to that hard work and dedication, and we are appreciative of Mayor Adams for getting this done.”
“Public safety in our city and improving the safety and operations of our jails is not possible without the bold and dedicated men and women of the Department of Correction,” said New York City Department of Correction Commissioner Louis A. Molina. “I, too, was once a uniformed member of law enforcement, serving as a police officer in Manhattan, and I know firsthand how important this agreement is for those who serve and protect New Yorkers.”
“The Sanitation employees covered by this tentative agreement — supervisors, superintendents, and chiefs — are on the front lines of implementing Mayor Adams' cleanliness agenda,” said New York City Department of Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch. “They are overseeing the city's graffiti removal operation, getting derelict vehicles off the streets, and enforcing the once-in-a-generation change to when trash goes out that is sending rats packing. They've delivered for our city, and today, Mayor Adams is delivering for them.”
“The era of defunding and dismantling our essential workforce is over. The COBA executive board and I extend our deepest gratitude to Mayor Adams and his administration for understanding the gravity of the crisis we have faced for the past several years and addressing our concerns with a significant wage increase that reflects the tremendous sacrifices we have made and continue to make in keeping New York City safe,” said Benny Boscio, president, COBA. “This economic package is a meaningful investment in both the future of our workforce and the future of our jails. I also want to thank OLR Commissioner Renee Campion for negotiating fairly and in good faith throughout negotiations and DOC Commissioner Louis Molina for his steadfast support. We look forward to continuing our productive conversations in our unit bargaining sessions and negotiating the best possible contract for New York City's Boldest.”
“On behalf of the men and women I represent, I would like to thank Mayor Adams and OLR Commissioner Campion for negotiating this contract with us and the 10 other unions in our coalition,” said Patrick Ferraiuolo, president, CCA. “This is proof that, when we can sit down and discuss our needs and concerns and when the people on the other side of the table are logical and understanding, anything can be accomplished. The members of the Correction Captains' Association work in what is one of the most challenging environments, and I view this agreement as confirmation from the mayor and commissioner that our hard work does not go unnoticed.”
“The CEA appreciates the hard work of Renee Campion and the Office of Labor Relations staff,” said Chris Monahan, president, CEA. “I would also like to thank Mayor Adams for recognizing the hard work essential workers perform for this city.”
“The Detectives’ Endowment Association has been at the bargaining table tirelessly on behalf of our members for months because we know how much these highly skilled men and women are worth,” said Paul DiGiacomo, president, DEA. “This salary increase proves that Mayor Adams and his administration realize how important NYPD detectives are to New York City. For that, the union is grateful.”
“I would like to thank Mayor Adams and Commissioner Campion for acknowledging the hard work and dedication of the members comprising this coalition,” said Lou Turco, president, LBA. “And, for negotiating in good faith to provide a fair economic award to our contract.”
“I would like to thank Mayor Adams and Commissioner Campion for this round of negotiations with the uniformed coalition,” said Joseph Mannion, president, SOA. “We might not have gotten everything we wanted, but we all received a fair and equitable deal for our members, and for that, I would like to convey a big thank you! I would also like to thank my fellow uniformed coalition presidents, especially Lou Turco, who led this coalition to a great and responsible deal with the city. This round should be applauded by all of our members.”
“On behalf of all of the members of the UFA, the UFA acknowledges and appreciates the impactful collaboration between the city and the coalition of 11 unions, with special thanks to Mayor Eric Adams and Commissioner Renee Campion, for resolving this important five-year economic contract package for a large number of our city’s uniformed employees,” said Andrew Ansbro, president, UFA.
“The UFOA is proud of the work our uniform coalition put in to reach this agreement,” said Jim McCarthy, president, UFOA. “The FDNY fire officers will have increases in their current wages and are assured raises in the next few years. We look forward to continuing with our unit bargaining and improving the benefits of our active and retired members.”
“Thank you, Mayor Adams and Commissioner Campion, for investing in the future of our city’s labor force,” said Iggy Azzara, president, USCA.
The total cost of the tentative agreement is approximately $4 billion through Fiscal Year 2027. It is fully covered by funding set aside in the Labor Reserve as of the Fiscal Year 2024 Executive Budget.
As in previous rounds of bargaining, each individual union within the coalition will have an opportunity to bargain on issues specific to their bargaining unit, within the same overall economic framework.
Members of the unions covered under this agreement will receive the following compounded and retroactive wage increases, with start and end dates varying based on when their contract from the last round of bargaining expired:
Under the agreement, there is also funding available for unit bargaining to address recruitment and retention issues.
The agreement must be ratified by each union’s membership.