Public Employee Press
Union presses for contract
DC 37 Executive Director Lillian Roberts addresses city
negotiators March 30 at the latest bargaining session for a new economic
agreement (right). In late April, with Roberts pushing the city to reach
an agreement quickly, the parties expected to set a new date for another
session of negotiations, and subcommittees assigned to discuss welfare
fund benefits, citywide issues, pensions and a salary review procedure
were scheduling meetings.
At the March 30 meeting, the city offered raises in the second and third
year of a proposed three-year settlement after making an initial offer
in an earlier bargaining session for the first year.
At the bargaining table, Roberts is flanked by (from left) DC 37 Treasurer
Maf Misbah Uddin, Research and Negotiations Director Dennis Sullivan and
Veronica Montgomery-Costa, president of DC 37 and of Local 372.