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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

Gunshots at FDR State Park Puts Issue of Understaffed Park Police in Crosshairs

Monday, July 20, 2015

A wild weekend at downstate state parks included arrests and tickets issued for fights, motor vehicle accidents, disorderly conduct, domestic disputes, driving under the influence and resisting arrest. The PBA of NYS, the union representing Park Police, has recently increased its call for more adequate staffing at state parks, proposing legislation that would set minimum law enforcement staffing levels based on five-year attendance averages.   

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PBA of NYS: Park Visitors Should be Vigilant Over the July 4th Weekend

Thursday, July 02, 2015

As New Yorkers prepare to celebrate the July 4 holiday, the Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) is urging diligence and awareness for those visiting state parks.

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A Ton of Ivory Will Be Crushed in Times Square Today

Friday, June 19, 2015

Roughly one ton of elephant ivory is set to be crushed in front of a crowd of spectators in Times Square Friday. Organizers hope the crushing of tusks and tchotchkes will deter people from buying ivory products and lead to the eventual shutdown of the illegal ivory trade.

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A Statement from PBA of New York State Vice President Peter Barry

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

“The PBA appreciates the governor’s efforts to address the problem of sexual assault on SUNY campuses, and he has demonstrated steadfast leadership in advancing a bill that he wants to become law.

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Governor has Failed to Engage Major Stakeholder on Comprehensive Sexual Assault Policy

Friday, June 12, 2015

With only three legislative session days left, Governor has failed to engage major stakeholder on comprehensive sexual assault policy. While the Governor pushes the state legislature to negotiate yet another version of his campus sexual assault bill, the Police Benevolent Association of New York State, the union representing police officers who respond to reports of sexual assault on SUNY campuses, are continuing their push to improve upon the Executive’s proposal. Despite numerous attempts to engage the Governor’s Office in its effort to help create an effective, comprehensive policy and years of experience dealing in these crimes, union officials say they have been shut out of the process by Cuomo. 

Since 2014, Governor Cuomo has sought to address sexual assault reform measures on both public and private college campuses across the state. Those efforts have met resistance from state legislators who are troubled by a number of proposals, including the controversial “affirmative consent” component. Most recently, the Governor has offered to negotiate yet another version of his sexual assault bill that would cost taxpayers 10 million dollars.     

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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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