When the de Blasio Administration came into office, all of the City's municipal unions had been working for years under expired contracts.
In only six months, this Administration reached agreements with over 60 percent of the municipal workforce – making good on the Mayor's pledge to restore a productive and respectful relationship between the City and its employees, while protecting our long-term fiscal health.
The City's first agreement in May, with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), set a fair, responsible pattern that incorporates unprecedented, guaranteed, and enforceable health care savings agreed upon with the Municipal Labor Committee.
Even after the City's now-adopted budget factored in the pattern settlement for all municipal unions – for the first time, painting an accurate picture of the cost of a settlement – out-year budget gaps remain well below historical averages under prior administrations.
As all three major rating agencies pointed out in affirming the City's strong ratings, the agreement marked the resolution of a long-standing budgetary risk for the City.
Read about the labor agreements reached by this Administration in recent months:
|“Mayor de Blasio, UFT Reach Preliminary Agreement on 9-Year Contract Ushering in Key New Reforms and Savings,” May 1, 2014.|
|“Mayor de Blasio, 1199SEIU, NYSNA Announce Tentative Contract Agreements,” June 25, 2014.
|“Mayor de Blasio and DC37 Announce Tentative Contract Agreement,” July 2, 2014.|
|“Mayor de Blasio, SEIU Local 300, UPOA Announce Tentative Contract Agreements,” August 22, 2014.
|“Mayor de Blasio and School Safety Agents Announce Tentative Contract Agreement, Proposed Settlement of Pay Equity Litigation,” August 26, 2014.|
|Office of Labor Relations: Collective Bargaining Agreements|