The approximately 120 workers, engineers, captains, and mates, who so many Staten Island Ferry riders depend upon for their daily work commutes and other trips, have finally achieved a new tentative collective bargaining agreement with City Hall. For the first time since 2009, Staten Island Ferry workers will receive a pay raise, 28.55% retroactively, and huge amounts of back pay for marine engineers and chief engineers, among other changes. They are represented by the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association, who bargained with Mayor Adams’ administration. Mayor Adams went to the St. George Terminal on Staten Island on Labor Day to make the announcement, along with other officials and labor leaders.

Read the full story by Claudia Irizarry Aponte for The City, published August 4, 2023, here:


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