Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019

Last updated: 7/1/18

Reserve for collective bargaining

Collective bargaining is the process of negotiations between the City administration and bargaining units (unions).

The FY19 collective bargaining reserve, a $38.4 million reserve for City departments, Boston Public Schools, and the Public Health Commission, contains funding for collective bargaining agreements that are still outstanding. Salary increases in these agreements will have a direct impact on dollars available in FY19 and in the upcoming years. This reserve accounts for $29.6 million of the growth in the FY19 Budget.

Reserve for collective bargaining


FY16 Actual FY17 Actual FY18 Budget FY19 Budget
Reserve for Collective Bargaining 0.02 28.0 10.08 38.39