Apr 5, 2024 | News Story

Association of Legislative Employees Reaches Tentative First Contract Agreement with the NYC Council

This week, the Association of Legislative Employees (ALE) reached a tentative agreement with the NYC Council for its first-ever contract. The historic contract would cover approximately 382 Council employees, including all Council Member Aides within Members’ offices and Legislative Financial Analysts and Senior Legislative Financial Analysts within the Council Finance Division.

The tentative agreement includes wage increases of 3 percent for each of the first four years of the contract, and 3.25 percent in the fifth year. The agreement also includes a lump sum ratification bonus of $3,000 for all ALE members in active employment, as of the date of ratification.

“The agreement we have reached with Speaker Adrienne Adams is historic,” said Daniel Kroop, ALE President and Finance Division Staff Member. “We are overjoyed to deliver to our members a first contract with wins on wages, benefits, and job protections. We thank the Speaker and the whole body for working with us to start this new chapter. ALE members overcame enormous obstacles and achieved an industry-leading contract following almost a decade of organizing. Incredibly, we did it as a new, independent union, led and powered by volunteers. This contract asserts the dignity and value of every employee and recognizes the enormous contribution we make to this body.” Read more here and follow the ALE on social media for more news.