June 30, 2008 – “I am pleased that DC 33 has agreed to continue negotiating with the City in good faith. I am also pleased that DC 47 has expressed its willingness to continue in these negotiations as evidenced by tonight’s contract extension.
These decisions mean that there will be no interruption in City services. All City workers will be reporting for duty and all City departments will be fully functioning.
We are committed to negotiating fair and reasonable contracts and it is certainly encouraging that all parties are working hard to reach a resolution. I appreciate the cooperative spirit demonstrated by all of our union leaders."