NYC, Correction Officers Union, Strike Labor Deal


New York City and the union that represents its correction officers have reached a tentative labor deal.

Mayor Bill de Blaiso’s administration announced the agreement Thursday with the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association.

Officials said the contract would follow the pattern established by the city’s other uniformed unions.

It will give the correction officers 11 percent raises over the next seven years and require the union to find health savings.

The deal also institutes some work reforms, including establishing a new unit at the Rikers Island jail complex to arrest inmates involved in assaults against correction officers.

Union head Norman Seabook praised the agreement and said COBA looked forward to “becoming part of the reform” planned for city jails.

Ninety-four percent of the municipal workforce is now working under new contracts.

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