Local 1180 has the right to raise issues of hours and working conditions ONLY if they are unique to members at our unit negotiations. Under the New York City Collective Bargaining Law, the union with the most workers negotiates on issues of hours and working conditions for all civilian employees under the Career and Salary Plan. Therefore, while we participate in the bargaining process and can raise demands, we cannot negotiate on citywide demands as District Council 37 holds the bargaining certificate. However, if we have issues of concern, we can initiate action to make the demands at citywide bargaining as we have done successfully in the past. In order for Local 1180 to negotiate directly for our members on these issues, there has to be changes in the City Charter.
NOTE: We DO negotiate on hours and working conditions at the Housing Authority, Transit Authority, School Construction Authority, and the NYC Department of Education.