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May 4, 1999

1999.05.04: Summary of ALAA 1998-2000 Contract Settlement

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Summary of ALAA 1998-2000 Contract Settlement

Presented to the Executive Committee on May 4, 1999

This summary highlights the contract agreement which the Bargaining Committee, meeting on April 29, voted unanimously to recommend for membership ratification.  This summary is subject to pending agreement on the final memorandum of agreement, which will be distributed separately.
Compensation Package
Item Year 1 (10/1/98) Year 2 (10/1/99)

%

Salary & New Senior Steps[1] Increases[2](See table at p. 3) Increases & new steps 15-25 separated by 2-3 yr. intervals(See table at p. 4)

Y1:  3.36

Y2:  3.64

Bar Registration Fee Full payment on permanent basis
TransitCheks Guaranteed to 1/1/00[3]
Health Benefit Plan Levels Guaranteed to 9/30/00[4]
Lobster Shift (Manhattan CDD) $175/shift increase (eff. 6/1/99)
Junior Attorney Cash Payment $1000 to Steps LG-5[5]

.75

Comp Time for Non-CDD Divisions 5 personal days/year3 vacation days/year buy-back (individual option)

1.1

Other Compound cost of all above

.15

Affirmative Action
Subject Change
Categories Broadens definition of affirmative action from race and gender to include ethnicity, age, sexual orientation and disability.
Goals Endorses ABA goal of reflecting the diversity of the Society’s client population.
Criteria Specifies second language a relevant criteria.
Joint Committee Formalizes broader Joint Affirmative Action Committee composition.
Quality of Representation
Subject Change
Workload Strengthens Union involvement in determining workload provisions of Society’s contracts with funders, hiring workload consultants, and monitoring workload
Continuity Broadens to all divisions the requirement that continuity changes be negotiated with the Union
Training Requires full initial training for new attorneys in basic practice areas of their division
Supervisory Hiring Formally expands Staff Attorney role in hiring decisions to include supervisory positions in all divisions
Computers Guarantees computerization of all offices by June 30, 2000
Quality of Work Life
Subject Change
Flexible Hours Provides reasonable adjustment in work hours due to off-hours work assignments
Part-Time Expands part-time schedules beyond child-care reasons and increases the number of minimum positions available
Bar Passage Establishes 1-year recall rights for third time bar passage
Probation Replaces current, two-part, probationary period with one 8-month period, subject to no more than 2 extensions, with broader grievance rights
Parental Leave Expands paid parental leave to fathers, step-parents and adoptive parents
Bereavement Supplements current bereavement leave with additional 10 days/career for death of those specified in current provision, or for unspecified deaths
Telecommuting Establishes telecommuting, when feasible
Union Activity
Subject Change
Release Time Creates a full-time release position for Union activity (thus reducing upward pressure on ALAA membership dues)
Leave Removes time limit on return from Union leave
Salary Schedule:  First Year (10/1/98 -9/30/99)
Step # of Att’ys On Step 9/30/98 Salary 10/1/98 Salary % Increase $ Increase
LG 76 34,460 35,500 3.0 1040
1 18 34,750 35,800 3.0 1050
2 59 36,250 37,400 3.2 1150
3 48 39,780 41,000 3.1 1220
4 36 44,040 45,350 3.0 1310
5 37 47,620 49,050 3.0 1430
6 35 51,530 52,800 2.5 1270
7 31 53,635 55,000 2.5 1365
8 43 55,713 57,100 2.5 1387
9 33 57,522 59,000 2.6 1478
10 51 61,685 63,250 2.5 1565
11 48 65,390 67,000 2.5 1610
12 54 68,250 70,000 2.6 1750
13 155 71,750 73,550 2.5 1800
Salary Schedule:  Second Year (10/1/99 – 9/30/00)
Step Att’ys On Step 9/30/99 Salary 10/1/99 Salary % Increase $ Increase
LG 35,500 36,750 3.5 1,250
1 76 35,800 37,500 4.7 1,700
2 18 37,400 39,000 4.3 1,600
3 59 41,000 42,100 2.7 1,100
4 48 45,350 46,500 2.5 1,150
5 36 49,050 50,200 2.3 1,150
6 37 52,800 53,900 2.1 1,100
7 35 55,000 56,250 2.2 1,250
8 31 57,100 58,350 2.2 1,250
9 43 59,000 60,250 2.1 1,250
10 33 63,250 64,500 2.0 1,250
11 51 67,000 68,500 2.2 1,500
12 48 70,000 71,500 2.1 1,500
13 64 73,550 75,000 2.0 1,450
15[6] 25 73,550 76,000 3.3 2,450
17 28 73,550 77,000 4.7 3,450
20 20 73,550 78,000 6.1 4,450
22 18 73,550 79,000 7.4 5,450
25 54 73,550 80,000 8.8 6,450

[1]Raises are in addition to annual step increases.

[2]Lump sum retro to 10/1/98, payable prior to 7/1/99.

[3]Negotiated previously, but chargeable to this contract.  Continuance after 1/1/00 subject to negotiations regarding health benefit costs, etc.

[4]Negotiated previously, but chargeable to this contract.

[5]Cash payment is in addition to salary and step increases.  Lump sum payment by 7/1/99 in CDD, CAB, CDU, and by 9/30/99 in Civil, JRD, Volunteer.

[6]Steps 15, 17, 20, 22 & 25 salary levels commence, respectively, 2, 4, 7, 9 and 12 years after a Staff Attorney commences attainment of a step 13 salary level.

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