NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City’s largest municipal union agreed to a new contract on Wednesday, becoming another important piece of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ongoing efforts to settle an unprecedented labor situation.
District Council 37, which represents more than 100,000 city workers in a variety of jobs, agreed to a deal that will give them a cumulative 10 percent raise over seven years.
“This union is the glue that holds the city together in many ways,” said de Blasio in a City Hall press conference. “It’s long overdue. We’ve come to an agreement that we feel is very strong.”