CITY COUNCIL GIVES STAFF 8 PERCENT RAISES
By SALLY GOLDENBERG, NY Post
The City Council followed in lockstep with Mayor Bloomberg yesterday, announcing an 8 percent raise for all staff members this year.
The raises match those the mayor gave to his non-union staff following a contract with the city's largest municipal union, District Council 37.
They will go into effect immediately. One will be a 4-percent raise retroactive to March 2008 and the other 4-percent increase will date back to March of this year.
The Council could not immediately say how much the raises would cost.