News and Updates

Real Time Action Update for 7/22/11

Friday, July 22, 2011

One week ago, we were preparing for the distribution of the Official Ballot from the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), however by the time the evening was over, it appeared that the PBA of New York State had won by Technical Knock-Out. The challenge was determining what exactly that meant.

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Real-Time Action Update for 7/19/11

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July 19, 2011: The following will update members of the Agency Law Enforcement Services (ALES) unit regarding the status of the election being conducted by the New York State Public Employment Relations Board.

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Real-Time Action Update for 7/15/11

Friday, July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011: First a few random thoughts about the recently concluded cross state tour… First, thank you for participating. You welcomed us to your communities, underscored your concerns; and reinforced the notion that a union run by members, can deliver for its members.

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Important ALES Election Update for 7/15/11

Friday, July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011: Late this afternoon, officials with New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) notified the Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of New York State), that it was in receipt of correspondence from the New York State Law Enforcement Officer Union, Council 82, advising that after careful consideration, it was disclaiming and relinquishing its representation interest in the Agency Law Enforcement Services (ALES) unit. View this letter here.

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PBA of NYS Calls for Supplemental Staffing to Manage Seasonal Crowds

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Criticizes Council 82 for Failing to Effectively Advocate for ALES Officers.

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Binghamton, Syracuse, Albany and Saratoga Information Session Recap

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

                On the road to the North Country...

Friday sessions in Central New York and the Southern Tier - Monday in the Capital District. The cross state tour reinforces the messages each of us has heard in our own communities and agencies.

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Fredonia, Salamanca, Alfred and Brockport Information Session Recap

Friday, July 08, 2011

Four stops and during each session ALES members are letting the PBA of New York State know that they want a say in setting course for the future of their union.

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Real-Time Action Update for 7/8/11

Friday, July 08, 2011

The PBA of New York State is rolling – literally. For the last three days we have traversed Upstate New York: Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Fredonia, Olean, Alfred, Brockport, Binghamton and Syracuse. That’s a lot of miles, but well worth it. ALES members are truly appreciative of the effort, opportunity and candor provided during these sessions.

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Western New York Information Session Recap

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

At the Moose Lodge in Grand Island, the site of one of yesterday

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Real-Time Action Update for 7/1/11

Friday, July 01, 2011

The holiday weekend is upon us, however, all across the state, members will be working through the weekend to ensure that the summer crowds remain safe while enjoying the waves at Jones Beach, boating on the Hudson River or Lake Ontario; or pitching a tent in state campgrounds or forests.

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