UPDATE – SALARY INCREASES FOR MANAGERS
We are all aware that the City and DC 37 have presented the DC 37 members with a proposed contract that provides for 10% raises from March 3, 2010 to July 2, 2017. We want you to know what MEA has been doing for you since the new Administration took office in January.
Office of Labor Relations Commissioner Robert Linn met with MEA Executive Director Linda Barnes and me in March, prior to his negotiations with the UFT, PSC, CSA and DC 37. He understood our fundamental concern that the City provide ongoing across the board salary increases for all satisfactory or better managers at the same rate or higher and at the same time if not sooner than collective bargaining employees. He explained the Mayor’s priority was to negotiate new contracts for those employees who have been without a contract for over three years. He suggested we meet again this fall to discuss managerial salaries.
The DC 37 proposed contract will be mailed to their members on July 21. The deadline for responses is August 5. In the interim, we are requesting OLR to schedule the follow up meeting with us. After we have met, we will provide our members with the current status of our request for managerial salary increases.
Based on our meetings with de Blasio administration officials, we are optimistic that the new administration recognizes the importance of the managerial work force and how we need to be properly compensated. In our meetings with the Mayor’s staff, as well as meetings with Public Advocate Letitia James and Comptroller Scott Stringer, we have received positive feedback about many issues, including managerial salaries. We will keep you informed about further developments.
Stu Eber, President
New York City Managerial Employees Association