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Council staffers get first-ever contract

Posted 4/5/24

The nascent, independent union representing employees at the New York City Council and the legislative body’s leadership have reached a tentative agreement for a first contract that includes pattern raises and protections from firings without cause. It also establishes disciplinary procedures and provides for overtime pay scales, among other elements.

Pending approval by union members, the retroactive six-year pact, running from Jan. 4, 2021, through Jan. 17, 2027, will cover the 382 employees currently represented by the Association of Legislative Employees who work as aides, legislative financial analysts and in other titles within the Council’s finance division. Council Speaker Adrienne Adams signed the provisional deal Tuesday, while the ratification vote is scheduled for April 9 through April 12.

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