Return To Work Statement

The MEA is disappointed that the Mayor has rushed to call all remaining City employees back to their offices next Monday, 9/13/21. Managers across the City had less than two weeks to prepare for full-time, in-person work even as COVID-19 and its variants still pose a threat to all New Yorkers.

Our concern is for the health and safety of all managers and their families, and we welcome any opportunity by the Mayor to be part of current and future conversations about reopening and workplace safety. MEA is reminding the Mayor that City managers are crucial to the work place, as are their union colleagues.

The MEA will continue to advocate for all managers and hope that the Administration will consider making flexible work arrangements permanent in the future.