||Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, October 27, 2016, Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: 125 Barclay Street, Local Office
New York, NY 10007
General Membership Meeting
Thursday, October 27, 2016, Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: 125 Barclay Street, Room 7
New York, NY 10007
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Message from President Michael DeMarco
Brothers and Sisters:
After a long and arduous fight, we finally have a new contract with the city. Under the new seven year economic agreement, we have a 10.41 percent wage increase and secured benefits. After weeks of deliberations and negotiations on behalf of the members of Local 1455 and all 100,000 members of District Council 37 covered by the agreement, and an overwhelming vote to ratify the contract, members can expect to see their raises and the $1000 signing bonus in their October paychecks.
We have to thank Executive Director Lillian Roberts and the local presidents on the DC 37 Negotiating Committee, the DC 37 staff including Associate Director Henry Garrido, Director of Research and Negotiations Evelyn Seinfeld, as well as Mayor de Blasio and Labor Commissioner Robert Linn for their successful efforts in negotiating this deal that was put off for more than five years by the previous administration.
Under Mayor de Blasio we have for the first time in 20 years pro-union, worker-friendly leadership in City Hall.
This is a new day, a new era and a fresh start. The truth is out: Municipal workers are the workforce New Yorkers count on to protect and usher them through disasters and day-to-day life in our city. We always do our best, get the job done and make New York City run.
I have met with the new Dept. of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg on several occasions and she is ready and willing to work with us, hear our concerns and implement suggestions to help us do our jobs better for the benefit of everyone concerned. What that includes is more gain-sharing projects that will save the city money and will result in increase pay for our members. It also includes better relations with managers to insure that all workers are treated with dignity and respect.
Each of you have placed your confidence and trust in me and I am very honored and grateful for that. As your president I can say with confidence the executive board and I will continue to work hard on your behalf. The board includes Vice President David Ramos, Treasurer Steven Caesar, Secretary Robert Spiro, executive board members Jasmine Garcia, David Misla and Anthony Jones.
In the short time that the de Blasio administration has been in office, we have seen his concern for funding and preserving public sector services and civil servants’ jobs which makes me very optimistic about the future of Local 1455.
Michael L. DeMarco
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