Municipal employees, whose last contract expired in 2008, have reached an agreement with the Zimmer Administration on a new contract that provides city workers with annual 2 percent salary increases from 2009 to 2014, the city announced Monday.
“We are very pleased to reach a fair agreement with our hardworking employees,” Mayor Dawn Zimmer said in a statement. “This agreement demonstrates what can happen when the union leadership and the City listen to each other and work in good faith to address each other’s concerns.”
Dianne Carreras, the president of the Hoboken Municipal Employees Association, also said she was pleased that the contract had been settled amicably.
City council will vote on the contract at Tuesday's meeting, following the union membership's approval of it on Monday.
Once approved, the city will have contracts with five of the six municipal unions. Only the Hoboken Municipal Supervisors Association is currently without an agreement. Negotiations are ongoing.