Aug 27, 2021 | News Story

New York City Council Aides Are Officially Unionized

The labor union representing more than 350 New York City Council aides has officially been approved by the city, paving the way for the Association of Legislative Employees, which is now the country's largest legislative staff union, to collectively bargain with the City Council. That’s a capstone on a nearly two year long public process that was delayed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is about pay equity, it’s about consistent standards, it’s about fair grievance procedures. And it’s really about lifting up the professional standards of the City Council so we can do the best we can for the people of New York,” said Daniel Kroop, a member of the ALE core committee and a senior legislative finance analyst for the City Council. “We’re really excited to take this to the next level, now that the long recognition struggle is complete. We’ve been victorious. It’s a real testament to the strength of the staff of the City Council.” Read more here.