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CWA-Represented New York City Traffic Agents Reach Seven-Year Tentative Agreement

Published Monday, February 8, 2016

(NEW YORK) - New York City Traffic Enforcement Agents, Members of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1182, have reached a Tentative seven-Year Agreement with the city that includes raises and a signing bonus, the Union announced.  The 2,100 Agents issue parking tickets and direct traffic throughout the city.

"I’m ‘thrilled’ a landmark tentative agreement has been reached between New York City and Traffic Enforcement Agents,” CWA Local 1182 President Syed Rahim said. “This contract ‘builds the foundation’ to ‘adequately compensate’ my Members who ‘contribute so much’ toward the ‘greatness’ of this city."

The agreement provides Workers with a historic first time step compensation plan that guarantees every Member with the opportunity to reach the maximum salary.  

The agreement also includes a landmark first time Annuity Plan.  New York City will contribute a fixed amount of money for every eight-hour day an Employee works.  The money will be invested and provide a financial boost for the Agents upon retirement.

"Our Traffic Enforcement Agents keep our roads moving and our pedestrians, bikers and drivers safe.  This agreement means they'll get the ‘fair Wages they deserve,’ while protecting New York City's fiscal health," Mayor Bill de Blasio said. "With ninety-five-percent of our workforce under contract agreement, compared to zero-percent when we took office, we're continuing to restore a productive and respectful relationship with the men and women who serve our city."

CWA District One Vice President Dennis Trainor said: “We’re ‘very pleased’ we’ve reached a ‘breakthrough’ contract settlement with New York City covering over (2,100) Traffic Agents who belong to CWA Local 1182.  The agreement will provide these Members with a ‘new, more equitable’ salary structure.  We are ‘wholeheartedly recommending’ this contract to the Members and ‘appreciate the hard work’ by both sides to bargain a fair agreement.”

The vote to ratify the proposed union contract will take place on Friday (February 12th).

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