Our next bargaining session with the City (OLR, OMB, et al) is on Friday July 28th. Will keep you posted, and are definitely cognizant of everyone’s desire to wrap up negotiations ASAP in order to receive retroactive and prospective raises, a ratification bonus of $3,000 (for those on payroll on the date the contract gets ratified) and some ability to telework!

Please be advised that the delay until now has been the City’s failure to provide the costing information for, among other things, necessary RIP and Welfare Fund increases. OLR asserts that they are short on staff to calculate and verify costing for so many unions at once.