Mayor de Blasio Nov. 15 signed a Personnel Order approving raises for 10,400 managerial and Original Jurisdiction employees in mayoral agencies that are consistent with hikes totaling 7.42 percent including compounding that were agreed to by District Council 37 three months earlier.
They will be implemented over a period beginning Sept. 23, 2017 and ending Oct. 23, 2019.
MEA: ‘Good First Step’
Managerial Employees Association President Shelly Shulman, whose organization advocates for city managers but lacks formal collective-bargaining rights, called the order “a very good first step by our Mayor in providing his non-unionized employees with the raises they deserve.”
He said he would continue discussions with the de Blasio administration on fringe-benefit items similar to those DC 37 was able to obtain under the deal reached in late June and overwhelmingly ratified by its rank and file in August.
In addition, Mr. Shulman noted in a statement, “Agency heads will have discretion to give retroactive raises to employees who were promoted or hired after Sept. 23, 2017, the effective date of appointment.” And, he added, the managers who were last month moved back into DC 37 after it was concluded that they were eligible for union representation will receive increases they would have been entitled to had they remained managers, according to the Department of Citywide Administrative Services and the Office of Labor Relations.
The Mayor’s order does not cover managers and OJs in non-mayoral agencies, including NYC Health+Hospitals, the New York City Housing Authority, the Department of Education, and the School Construction Authority. But Mr. Shulman said, “We hope the administration encourages these agencies to provide their 6,500 managerial and Original Jurisdiction employees with the same DC 37 pattern,” as the Mayor’s Office did four years ago.