City Council staffers see light at end of long pursuit of first-ever unionized labor contract

They’d love a new deal.

That was the message from unionized City Council staffers Tuesday as they rallied at City Hall for a new contract on the eve before a critical bargaining session with city representatives.

The rally took on an early Valentine’s Day theme, as members of the Association of Legislative Employees gathered on the City Hall steps and handed out roses to their supporters in attendance, including Brooklyn City Council Members Sandy Nurse and Shahana Hanif.