News and Updates

ALES Members Take Action to Protect College Students

Friday, November 11, 2011

Every day across the state, ALES members serve the members of their community without hesitation. Regardless of the perilous situations they may encounter, brave members of the PBA of New York State know that they have a job to do and they’re prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect the public.

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Send Letter To Parole Board Opposing Release of Trooper Killer

Monday, October 10, 2011

Below is a letter from the Police Benevolent Association of New York State Troopers regarding their request for our members to write letters in opposition to a convicted Trooper killer being released from prison on parole:

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A 9/11 Remembrance from PBA of NYS President Manuel M. Vilar

Friday, September 09, 2011

September 9: As we approach the tenth anniversary of the attacks on our nation on September 11, I think back to that day. That morning, I was in the safety of my home community in eastern Long Island, 150 miles from New York City blissfully unaware of the events unfolding until my wife Christine, called me in a panic. And she had lots to be in a panic about. My father-in-law Jim, and his brother Frank, led a long line of family members into public service with the FDNY. Jim was a highly decorated NYC Fire Captain and the lieutenant of the Dennis E. Smith Book titled “Report form Engine 82” written in the 1970’s about the members of his South Bronx house. On September 11, although Jim and Frank had been long retired, Christine’s brother-in-law and 6 other family members were all active NYC Firemen – all were assigned to either Manhattan or the Bronx.

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Hurricane Deployments Showcase Duty, Commitment and Pride

Thursday, September 01, 2011

September 1: It has been a long time since New Yorker’s have dealt with the aftermath of a natural disaster of the magnitude Tropical Storm Irene. And, while meteorologists may grade Hurricanes and based wind speed, what we experienced on Saturday and Sunday and tore across South Eastern New York left no doubt we were dealing with was an extraordinary storm. Equally extraordinary was the response to duty and community.

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Real Time Action Update for 8/19/11

Friday, August 19, 2011

August 19, 2011: The Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of New York State) today was certified to represent the collective bargaining interests of law enforcement officers working as members of the University, Park, Environmental Conservation Police; and as Forest Rangers by the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB).

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PBA of New York State to Represent Agency Law Enforcement Officers

Friday, August 19, 2011

Seeks Immediate Opportunity to Begin Negotiating with State Officials; Assembles Top Team to Handle Communications, Government Relations, and Legal Affairs

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Real Time Action Update for 8/7/11

Sunday, August 07, 2011

August 7, 2011: We are making progress, however, the process to being designated as the new union representing ALES members across the state is one that has numerous steps and details. The good news is that the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has scheduled a meeting during which it is anticipated that the PBA of New York State will be certified. The bad news it is still several weeks away – August 19.

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Real Time Action Update for 7/29/11

Friday, July 29, 2011

July 29, 2011: This week, the dog days of summer were certainly apparent all across New York State with heat, humidity and large crowds being the norm.

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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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