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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

PBA of New York Congratulates 35 State Park Police Academy Graduates

Thursday, April 02, 2015

PBA of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) offered congratulations to 35 of State Park Police Academy graduates of the 12th Basic School who successfully completed six months of training.

The officers today were joined by state officials, family members and instructors at a 1 p.m. graduation ceremony at the NYS Park Police Academy in Rensselaerville, Albany County.

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Governor Blocked Significant Initiative That Would Reduce Campus Sexual Assault

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

PBA of New York State Expresses Extreme Disappointment that State Budget Does Not Address Critical SUNY Police Retention and Attrition Issues.

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SUNY Police land two-house agreement to bring more women officers to SUNY campuses

Friday, March 27, 2015

Call on Governor to stop blocking significant initiative that would reduce campus sexual assault. The Police Benevolent Association of New York State applauds both houses of the Legislature for including bill language and funding to help recruit and retain women police officers on SUNY campuses. The union is calling on the Governor to join the Legislature in putting campus safety first, as it considers a final enacted budget.

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PBA of NYS Law Enforcement Praises the Efforts of Team That Rescued Mt. Marcy Hikers

Monday, March 23, 2015

The PBA of New York State Law Enforcement today acknowledged the bravery and professionalism of its members, who took part in a dramatic rescue this weekend on Mt. Marcy – the state’s highest peak.

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One-House Budget Bills would allow SUNY Police To Switch Pension Plans

Friday, March 13, 2015

Both the Assembly and Senate one-house budget bills provide funding that would give the SUNY police the option of transferring from the state Employees Retirees System into the state Police & Fire Retirement System, according to the state Police Benevolent Association, the union that represents campus police.

University police are the only law enforcement officers not covered by the P&F, says NYS PBA, which encourages SUNY police, once trained, to switch to law enforcement agencies that are part of P&F, which allows for earlier retirement.

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

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