NEW YORK, NY — The City of New York has reached a tentative contract agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1180, which represents more than 8,100 administrative employees and supervisors throughout City government.
“Our workers are the everyday heroes of our city, and their work deserves fair compensation,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “From the people who ensure emergencies are responded to quickly to the managers who ensure our SNAP centers deliver essential services to families to the administrative assistants who help deliver every single transformational project, our city is safer, fairer and more equitable because of them.”
The tentative contract term is just over 43 months, is retroactive to May 6, 2018, and expires in December 2021. The proposed agreement includes pattern wage increases of 2.00%, 2.25%, and 3.00%.
“We are happy to have finally reached an agreement on this contract that will better the lives of our members in New York City and allow them to start the new year with more money in their pockets. This tentative agreement continues the forward momentum we as a union have established thanks to the support and solidarity of our membership,” said CWA Local 1180 President Gloria Middleton.
The City and CWA Local 1180 also have agreed to substantially increase the contribution to the union’s training fund from $25 per employee to $100 per employee, and a number of other compensation enhancements, including assignment differentials for legal coordinators at the Department of Correction and employees performing case management duties at SNAP centers, increased longevity pay for all CWA 1180 members, and increased minimum salary rates for the Health + Hospitals Coordinating Manager titles. The agreement incorporates the revised salary structure for Administrative Managers created pursuant to the class-action settlement that the City reached with the union and its members earlier this year.
The total cost of the agreement through the Fiscal Year 2023 is $206 million and is covered by the labor reserve. Once this contract is ratified by CWA 1180 membership, 72 percent of city workforce will be under contract during the 2017-2021 round of bargaining.