Saul Fishman was elected May 14 to a third three-year term as president of the Civil Service Bar Association. He was unopposed.

Also re-elected were First Vice President Lester Paverman, Second Vice President Michaele Bober, Corresponding Secretary Kevin Hsi and Treasurer Lee Gordon. Amy Adelman and Douglas Cohn were elected as CSBA Welfare Fund Trustees.

Family Leave Sought

CSBA’s contract expired last Aug. 17, and the union has been negotiating with the city since October.

“Along with compressed time schedules allowing 10 days’ work to be performed over nine days (with the 10th day off), assistance with student-loan debt and elimination of any residency restrictions (which has been waived for all Law Department attorneys), we are seeking Paid Family Leave in an affordable manner,” Mr. Fishman said.

“This is 2018. Our members, who are predominantly female, are frustrated by the city’s continued refusal to allow us to join the New York State Family Leave plan that all private-sector employees and New York State employees are already participating in.”

CSBA, an independent affiliate of Teamsters Local 237, represents approximately 1,000 city-government Attorneys-at-Law, Agency Attorneys, Agency Attorney Interns and Student Legal Assistants who work in dozens of agencies and authorities.


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