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Posted 11/9/20

Last week we wondered whether the Early Retirement Incentive bill that's gained some traction in Albany, particularly after Mayor de Blasio supported it, might create problems in the city's attempt to negotiate labor savings with the unions because the measure is open to members of the New York City Employees' Retirement System, to which sanitation workers and correction officers belong, but not to members of the Police and Fire Pension Funds.

It turns out there's no problem, because while the bill's language doesn't explicitly spell it out, uniformed Sanitation and Correction employees aren't eligible, Uniformed Sanitationmen's Association President Harry Nespoli told us Nov. 3.

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