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Association for Legislative Employees

Association for Legislative Employees

  • City Council Staff Union Expects Recognition and Start to Contract Bargaining 'Soon'

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    Council Speaker Corey Johnson (photo: Emil Cohen/New York City Council)

    The union effort launched last year by City Council staff members could soon be recognized by the City Council as negotiations near conclusion, according to a Council spokesperson and a member of the union.

    The Association for Legislative Employees, an unaffiliated union that represents hundreds of City Council aides working both for individual Council members and on the Council’s central staff, launched with a card campaign in November, and a majority of staff members signing a