University and Local 3882 Come to Terms on Six-Year Agreement

New York University announced today that the University and Local 3882, the Union of Clerical, Administrative, and Technical Staff (UCATS), AFT, AFL-CIO, have reached a tentative settlement in the bargaining between the University and its clerical and technical workers.

Final approval of the tentative agreement requires a ratification vote by UCATS membership, which is expected to take place in the near future.

The six-year agreement provides a generous package of wage increases and benefits to NYU’s clerical and technical workers.

“At NYU, we have a long history of solid, productive relationships with our unionized employees,” said NYU President John Sexton. “We are pleased that we were again able to craft an agreement that honors the important place our colleagues in the clerical and technical workers union occupy in our community.

The contract, which if ratified would be retroactive to September 1, 2005, calls for annual wage increases of 3.5 percent, 3.25 percent, 3.25 percent, 3.25 percent, 3.25 percent, and 3 percent. The University will continue to assume the full cost of individual health insurance plans; employees will pay some increase in their contributions for spouse, child, and family plans beginning in year two of the contract. The University will also increase its annual contribution to the clerical and technical workers’ child care fund for the duration of the contract.

New York University, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, was established in 1831 and is one of America’s leading research universities. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, it is one of the largest private universities, and it has more international students than any other college or university in the U.S. Through its 14 schools and colleges, NYU conducts research and provides education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, dentistry, education, nursing, the cinematic and dramatic arts, music, public administration, social work, and continuing and professional studies, among other areas.

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