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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

EnCon Officers and Forest Rangers Team Up In Search For The Missing Hunter In The Adirondacks

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is requesting assistance from experienced volunteers to locate a missing 82-year-old hunter in the Adirondacks, DEC Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today.

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PBA of NYS Board Elects Peter Barry President

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Barry, a UAlbany police officer, succeeds Manny Vilar, the union’s first president.   


Board members of the Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) elected UAlbany Police Officer Peter Barry as president, succeeding State Park Police Sgt. Manny Vilar, who served as president from the creation of the bargaining unit in 2011. 

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The PBA of NYS Seeks Standardized Training and More Equipment for NYS University Police Officers

Monday, November 09, 2015

Despite recent cooperation from SUNY, state Police Benevolent Association officials say university police officers need uniform training and more equipment to prepare for active shooter situations.

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PBA of NYS Law Enforcement: Tarantino’s Speech Was Irresponsible

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

The following statement is attributable to Peter Barry, PBA of NYS president and University Police Officers director.

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Officer Randolph Holder

Friday, October 23, 2015

The PBA of NYS Law Enforcement sends it’s condolences to the family and friends of NYPD Officer Randolph Holder.

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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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