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Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Sergeant’s Charity Association announce tentative contract deal

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a tentative agreement with the Sergeant’s Benevolent Association.

Under the deal, approximately 4,700 NYPD sergeants will receive salary increases consistent with the uniformed model.

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“NYPD sergeants work alongside communities to keep our city safe every day,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “This is a fair deal that will increase the wages of 4,700 employees, in line with our uniformed model. “

“We are proud to have reached this agreement with SBA, which is the culmination of years of collective bargaining. This workforce is an essential part of the NYPD’s public safety effort, and this contract is a fair and equitable recognition of the important work of these employees, ”said Labor Relations Commissioner Renee Campion.

“After three years of often difficult negotiations, I am happy that we have reached a contractual agreement. It was good that this is happening at this time of year and I think the members will be happy with the conditions, ”said Vincent Vallelong, President of the Sergeant’s Benevolent Association.

The duration of the agreement is from August 30, 2018 to December 9, 2021, including a contract extension of 3 months and 9 days.

The salary increases will represent 7.95% over three years, based on the model of those negotiated with the Uniformed Officers Coalition:

  • 08/30/18: 2.25%
  • 08/30/19: 2.50%
  • 08/30/20: 3.00%

In addition, the parties have agreed to increases in longevity salary and the City’s contribution to the legal representation fund, and the agreement includes recognition of the NYPD’s right to equip sergeants with body cameras.

The cost of this settlement for the current fiscal year, including retroactive payments going back to August 2018, is approximately $ 200 million, which has already been funded.

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The terms of the agreement must be approved by the members of the SBA.

With this agreement, the City entered into contractual agreements consistent with the models for the current round of bargaining with approximately 89% of the unionized workforce.