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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

Forest Rangers Rescue Slide Climber

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Austin Faddish, 21, of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, was climbing near the top of the slide with four other people when he fell about 30 feet, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Realizing that Faddish was hurt, a member of his group called Essex County 911 at about 10:40 a.m. Essex County dispatch then contacted DEC.

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SUNY Police Unions Dismayed by Cuomo Inaction on Pensions

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Chief Leader

Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015 4:00 pm



The union representing State University police officers said Jan. 21 that it was “deeply disappointed” that Governor Cuomo’s budget did not deal with what it calls inferior pension and disability benefits. The union says those discrepancies create high turnover among campus police forces.

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PBA Responds to State of SUNY Address

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The union Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBANYS), which represents almost 600 New York State University police officers, investigators and lieutenants, released a statement saying it was “astonished” that Zimpher made no mention of the police attrition “crisis,” which is pushing officers to move to other departments due to the increased retirement age.

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Chancellor Zimpher Ignores Campus Safety In State Of SUNY Address

Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Governor Cuomo Misses Opportunity to Fully Address SUNY Campus Crime

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBANYS), the Union which represents nearly 600 New York State University Police Officers, Investigators and Lieutenants stationed throughout 29 SUNY campuses across New York State, was deeply disappointed the Administration failed to deal with the employment crisis plaguing the SUNY Police as part of his Opportunity Agenda and proposed Executive Budget.  

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Contact Information

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(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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