Following Agreement With Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association City Reaches $722M Savings

November 16, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City has reached $722 million in labor savings in fiscal year 2021.

This follows an agreement with Teamsters Local 831, the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, that saves approximately $27 million in the fiscal year 2021 and is consistent with deals with the United Federation of Teachers, Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, District Council 37, and the Communication Workers of America Local 1180.

The City still needs a minimum of $5 billion in federal or state relief in order to avoid drastic action such as layoffs for the fiscal year 2022.

“As chances for a robust federal stimulus rise with the incoming Biden administration, New York City has still gotten to work making tough choices to balance the budget,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“I thank Harry Nespoli for coming to the table to find savings and avoid layoffs, and his members for always keeping our city clean and safe,” said de Blasio.

The agreement with Teamsters Local 831, the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association includes:

Deferred payment: Payment of retroactive pay, which had been scheduled for October 2020, is deferred to Fiscal Year 2022.

There is also an agreement to defer four months of retiree welfare fund contributions until November 2021 and the deferral of a lump sum payment to the annuity fund until December 2021.

Commitment on layoffs: No layoffs through June 30, 2021. If the City receives State and Federal assistance of $5 billion or more, the no-layoff pledge is extended to June 30, 2022.

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