NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city has reached contract agreements with a coalition of eight unions representing almost 12,000 city employees who are supervisors in the police, fire, correction and sanitation departments.

The agreements are for seven-year contacts that include a one percent salary increase in the first year, which is different from the other union agreements that the administration has negotiated thus far, which didn’t have increases in the first year.

Additional 1 percent raises take hold in each of the next three years, followed by raises of 1.5 percent, 2.5 percent, and three percent in the last year.

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the sergeants’ union, whose bosses have attacked the administration publicly in recent days, are still negotiating.

But head of the captains’ union, Roy Richter, has more of a conciliatory style, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported.

“This is just one of the examples of how people can get along,” Richter said. “Yes, I believe that my approach and my feelings reflects the membership that I represent.”

The mayor said if the eight unions ratify this deal, 71 percent of the work force will be settled.

The unions have been without contacts for the past few years, ranging from March 2011 to July 2012.

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