Mayor Bill de Blasio, Detectives’ Endowment Association Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a tentative contract agreement with the Detectives’ Endowment Association.

Under this agreement, over 5,000 NYPD employees will receive wage increases consistent with the uniformed pattern.

“NYPD Detectives work tirelessly to keep us safe, and this agreement honors that work by raising wages for 5,000 employees, consistent with our uniformed pattern,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.  “Eight years ago, the entire city workforce was working without contracts. Over two rounds of bargaining, I am proud to have partnered with labor to reach fair agreements that recognize the hard work of city employees.”

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“I am proud to announce this deal, reached working side by side DEA President Paul DiGiacomo.  Every single New Yorker depends on the safety that DEA members help to provide, and this deal gives equitable, pattern-conforming increases to the detectives doing this essential work,” said Commissioner of Labor Relations Renee Campion.

“Our members overwhelming agreed that our months of negotiations had the result we wanted: pay increases and a contract of which we can be proud,” said Detectives’ Endowment Association President Paul DiGiacomo.


The term of the agreement is April 1, 2019, through May 31, 2022, including a contract extension of two months.

The wage increases will constitute 7.95% over three years, following the pattern of those negotiated with other uniformed unions:

  • 4/1/2019: 2.25%
  • 4/1/2020: 2.50%
  • 4/1/2021: 3.00%

In addition, the agreement includes a recognition of the NYPD’s right to equip Detectives with body-worn cameras and includes the health care savings agreed upon with the Municipal Labor Committee.

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The cost of this settlement in the current fiscal year, including retroactive payments going back to April of 2019, is approximately $150 million, which has already been funded.

The terms of the agreement must be ratified by DEA membership.

With this agreement, the City has reached pattern-conforming contract agreements for the current round of bargaining with approximately 93% of the unionized workforce.

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