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CWA Local 1180 Sees Payouts in EEO Case

Several months after winning a landmark victory in their Equal Employment Opportunity case and following many discussions with the City of New York on payout dates, CWA Local 1180 members are finally receiving retro pay on levels and damage payments of the $5.5 million owed by the City.

This has been a long, but worthwhile struggle. The EEO case was about pay parity, with some members being paid at a much lower rate than others doing the same job. While not every Administrative Manager will get everything in the settlement, every Administrative Manager and CWA Local 1180 member can now feel that their Union is willing to stand up for what’s right and fair and equitable, even if we have to fight City Hall.

Local 1180 thanks all members for their patience and support. With this all but behind us, we move forward to the next battle. STRONGER TOGETHER!

Payment Details

Level retro pay was issued for those with direct deposit on December 13th, with separate annotations on the deposit. For those who do not have direct deposit, paper checks should be received before December 23rd.

NYCHA payments will be issued December 19th for members with direct deposit and paper checks mailed on that same date for those without.

Local 1180 is still in discussions with NYCTA and expect to meet with them at the beginning of the New Year.

Retirees and those no longer working for the City will receive paper checks through the mail.

Next Steps

If you believe you have been placed in the wrong level as an Administrative Manager per the language in the settlement, you will be able to take certain actions to possibly rectify your placement. You will need to contact your Staff Rep to determine if this applies to you. Local 1180 is developing guidelines that will help you determine if you have a plausible case.

Annuity Fund

Local 1180 has received the Annuity Fund money from the settlement and is waiting for the City to provide the names and dates of all Admin Managers who were on payroll between December 1, 2013, and December 31, 2108, as that determines the appropriation of funds per person. If you are already in the Annuity Fund, money will be deposited into your account and a notice sent to you. If you are not currently in the Annuity Fund, you will receive paperwork regarding next steps to enroll.

If you have any question, please contact your Staff Rep or email staffrepservices@cwa1180.org and someone will get back to you within 24-48 hours. You may also call the office at 212-226-6565 and ask for your Staff Rep.