Thursday, April 17, 2014


Someone sent out this Policeman's Benevolent Association ad from the Daily News.  Without knowing anything else about contract negotiations, I think we can safely assume that 0% +0% + 0% probably followed by 2% + 2% raises is still the offer on the table from the city for all city workers for the current round of collective bargaining.

That is the state pattern set by Governor Cuomo and the CSEA that the city is attempting to follow for city unions in spite of a huge city surplus. If the city is not moving for the PBA, it is hard to see them going higher for another union to set a pattern they will have to replicate with other employees.

Remember, the UFT and a few other unions are a contract behind so we are still owed 4% + 4% from the last round of bargaining that most other city unions already received. 

Thanks to Reality Based Educator's comment, we have been directed to the Times article which says the MTA, a state agency, could be moving off of the three years of zero raises in negotiations with TWU Local 100.  However, 8% over five years that the Times is reporting as the offer for city transit workers looks like much less than the 17% over six years that a presidential panel recommended for Long Island Railroad workers recently.  More to come as soon as we have it.


reality-based educator said...

Cuomo said the CSEA/PEF contracts set the pattern for the entire state even though state contracts and city contracts have different patterns.

And now here's Cuomo's good buddy de Blasio saying that is the new pattern.

Funny how Cuomo eats de Blasio alive on the charter school issues and pre-K, but when it comes to screwing unions, Little Bill follows right along with his buddy Andy.

If they're offering no increases for three years and 2% a year for the last two, are they still expecting health care concessions?

Because if they are, they're nuts.

reality-based educator said...

James, just saw this in the NY Times on TWU 100, a contract offer that breaks the CSEA/PEF pattern:

More than two years after its contract expired, the union representing New York City’s subway and bus workers is involved in intense negotiations with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and appears on the cusp of reaching a new contract, union and government officials said Wednesday.

The officials said the union, Local 100 of the Transport Workers Union, was likely to receive a sizable raise as part of a lengthy contract for 34,000 transit workers as the authority appears to have moved away from its earlier demands for a three-year wage freeze.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials had been insisting that unions at NYC Transit and the Long Island Rail Road accept the same three-year pay freeze that the main state employee unions had accepted, although labor leaders predicted that the demand would lead to a strike by railroad workers in July.