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DC 37 Reaches Timely 44-Month Pay Deal City Sees as a Pattern

Posted 6/27/18

District Council 37 June 26 became the first municipal union to reach terms on a new contract in the current round of bargaining, agreeing to raises of 7.25 percent over a 44-month period retroactive to last Sept. 26, small improvements in welfare-fund and other benefit payments, and a family-leave program modeled on a recent state deal.

There were two significant questions raised regarding the impact and the timing of the deal, which was announced in a hastily-called press conference in the City Hall Blue Room.

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