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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

University at Buffalo Police Officers Involved in a Joint Investigation

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Michael Lamacchia, 48, a former letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Buffalo, was placed on probation for one year by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford Wednesday October 7, 2015.

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Round the Clock Drunk Bus between UB Campuses Needs to be Shut Down

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Let’s not be naïve. The idea that hundreds of University at Buffalo students are boarding campus shuttles after midnight on weekends to hit the libraries and use campus labs is about as likely as students writing term papers on typewriters and living in single-sex dorms with curfews.


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Union Boss Bristles at Cuomo’s Critique of Campus Cops

Friday, September 18, 2015

A leader for the union representing police at state university campuses in Oneonta, Cobleskill, Delhi and other public colleges is taking exception to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's suggestion that university officers have tried to make the issue of campus sexual assault "go away."


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PBA of NYS Law Enforcement Backs Sen. Murphy’s Proposal to Improve Safety at State Parks

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) is expressing support for a five-point plan proposed by Sen. Terrence Murphy that would strengthen police presence at state parks and increase public protection.

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Lt. Paul Adam - Obituary

Friday, September 11, 2015

Paul C. Adam, age 54, resident of Pulaski since 1988, formerly of Fair Haven, passed away Tuesday at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse. 

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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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