City reaches deal with CSEA union

Published Oct 12, 2017 at 4:00pm

The city has a tentative deal in place with the Civil Service Employees Association for 2018 through 2022, the first contract with any of the five unions representing city employees forged by Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo’s administration. The deal includes 2 percent pay increases each year of the deal.

The Board of Estimate and Contract voted 5-0 this morning to tentative terms for a contract. The union will also have to sign off on the deal.

The CSEA represents 68 city employees.

The deal includes 2 percent wage increases for members effective on the first day of each year for all five years. New in the deal is an incentive for employees who opt out of their current Traditional Plan health insurance coverage to enter the Preferred Provider Organization before March 31, 2018, to get a $2,500 incentive ($5,000 for dependent coverage).

Three of the other unions that represent city employees have deals ending Dec. 31. Those unions are the Philip S. McDonald Police Benevolent Association (84 members, as well as two members of the related bargaining units for chiefs), the Rome Professional Firefighters Association (77 members, as well as one member of the related bargaining unit for chiefs) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (73 public works employees).

The Amalgamated Transit Union (four parking operations employees) has a deal that ended at the end of 2015, and the terms of that deal are still in use.