STAMFORD, Conn. — Mayor David Martin announced today the City has successfully negotiated tentative agreements with the UAW union and the MAA union that would avoid layoffs for City workers in these unions.
These union agreements include a zero-percent wage increase for fiscal year 2019-2020, moving all members to the State Partnership Medical Plan, and a no layoff clause for fiscal year 2020-2021. Additionally, each agreement includes a reopener on wages and insurance employee contributions for fiscal year 2020-2021. This reopener will allow the unions and the City to reassess the wages of employees next year depending on the status of the local economy.
The City continues to negotiate with all other unions to make the necessary budget cuts in accordance with the City budget passed earlier this month. Stamford’s Board of Finance set Stamford’s mill rate to the same as last year, in an effort to provide needed financial relief to residents economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In April, Mayor Martin announced his cabinet — and other nonunion staff members — voluntarily agreed to roll their salaries back to the rates paid in 2018 and to forgo contractually protected pay increases later this year. Mayor Martin said he would take an additional one percent wage decrease to his salary in recognition of the wages freezes agreed to by the UAW and MAA unions.