Mayor de Blasio and Association of Benevolent Sergeants Announce Interim Contract Agreement

December 17, 2021

With this agreement, the City has reached contractual agreements consistent with the model for the current round of negotiations with approximately 89% of the unionized workforce.

NEW YORK-Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a tentative contract agreement with the Sergeant’s Benevolent Association. Under the agreement, approximately 4,700 NYPD sergeants will receive salary increases consistent with the uniformed model.

“NYPD Sergeants work side-by-side with communities to keep our city safe every day,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “This is a fair deal that will increase wages for 4,700 employees, consistent with our uniformed model.”

“We are proud to have reached this agreement with SBA, which is the culmination of years of collective bargaining. This workforce is a vital part of the NYPD’s public safety effort, and this contract is a fair and equitable recognition of the important work of these employees,” said Labor Relations Commissioner Renée Campion.

“After three years of often arduous negotiations, I am pleased that we have reached a contractual agreement. It was good that it happened at this time of year and I think the members will be happy with the conditions,” said Vincent Vallelong, president of the sergeants’ charity association.

The duration of the agreement is from August 30, 2018 to December 9, 2021, including a contract extension of 3 months and 9 days. Salary increases will be 7.95% over three years, following the model of those negotiated with the Coalition of Uniformed Officers:

08/30/18: 2.25%

08/30/19: 2.50%

08/30/20: 3.00%

In addition, the parties agreed to increase longevity pay and the city’s contribution to the legal representation fund, and the agreement includes an acknowledgment of the NYPD’s right to equip sergeants with body-worn cameras. The cost of this settlement for the current fiscal year, including retroactive payments dating back to August 2018, is approximately $200 million, which has already been funded.

The terms of the agreement must be approved by the members of the SBA.

With this agreement, the City has entered into model contractual agreements for the current round of bargaining with approximately 89% of the unionized workforce.

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Andrew B. Reiter