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After an extended period of dissatisfaction with incumbent union Council 82, stemming from unacceptable performance and professionalism including the inability to secure a contract since 2005, and the failure to include members of the negotiating team in discussions with the state, a majority of the ALES members filed a request with the New York State Public Employees Relations Board (PERB) seeking an election authorizing the PBA of New York State to represent them on matters ranging from contract negotiations, to legislative affairs, to local management of grievances.  The incumbent union, after seeing a concerted campaign for independence mounted by a determined leadership team and nearly unanimous rank-and-file membership, declined to go forward with a vote of the membership and conceded defeat.  The PBA of NYS was recognized by the New York Public Employment Relations Board as the exclusive bargaining agent of the PBA on August 19, 2011. 
On December 22, 2011, the PBA of NYS, after just four months in existence, secured a historic ten-year collective bargaining agreement that was ultimately ratified by 96% of the PBA membership.  The PBA continues enforcing the terms of that agreement and ensuring a safe and positive working environment for our members.

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In Honor and Memory of the Fallen

PBA of New York State Members and officials bowed their heads in prayer and traveled to the services to offer their condolences to the families and friends of New York City Police Officer Peter Figoski; Town of Ulster (NY) Police Officer Travis Nessin; and Virginia Tech Police Officer Deriek Crouse who died this week. These untimely losses remind us of how lives can be irreparably altered in an instant.

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PBA News and Updates

Niagara County Officer Receives “Officer of the Year Award” for Outstanding Service

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Nathan VerHague was named the "2014 New York Officer of the Year" by the Northeast Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs Association (NECLECA). NECLECA consists of the law enforcement chiefs from 13 Northeastern states, three Eastern provinces of Canada, and the United States and Canadian Federal Conservation Law Enforcement agencies.

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SUNY Canton Police Officer Honored for Preventing a Suicide

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

A SUNY Canton police officer has been recognized by New York State for his actions in rescuing from the Grasse River a young man attempting suicide.

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PBA of NYS Law Enforcement Statement Regarding the Passing of Doug Lyall

Friday, August 28, 2015

Doug Lyall, the father of Suzanne Lyall, who was last seen getting off of a bus on the UAlbany campus on March 2, 1998, passed away August 27. He was 73. The following statement is attributable to Dan DeFedericis, PBA of NYS executive director.

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Tom Schiliro’s Eye on Crime with Guest PBA of NYS President Manuel Vilar

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PBA President Manuel Vilar discussing the safety of the New York State Parks and what it will take to make our parks safe.

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2015 University at Albany Police Department Awards Ceremony

Monday, August 24, 2015

Honoring exceptional service to University Police Officers and Staff.

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Contact Information

(518) 433-5472

(518) 433-5473

Mailing Address:
Police Benevolent Association of New York State, Inc.
11 North Pearl Street, Suite 1200
Albany, New York 12207

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