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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, 2012. 
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

PBA Officers to attend graveside ceremony today honoring Game Protector Samuel Taylor

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

First ‘Game Protector’ Killed in the Line of Duty to be Honored 100 Years After His Death.

Graveside service being held in Hamilton today.

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PBA Board of Directors member Brian Gillis has Op-Ed printed in today’s New York Daily News

Monday, April 07, 2014

April 7, 2014 – PBA Director of Environmental Conservation Police Officers Brian Gillis wrote an op-ed commentary that is printed in today’s New York Daily News.

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Services for Johnson City Police Officer David Smith

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Calling hours for Officer Smith will be held at the William Chase Funeral Home on Chenango Street in Port Dickinson on Thursday, April 3 from 4-7 p.m.

The funeral service will take place at the Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church on Main Street in Johnson City on Friday, April 4 at 11 a.m. 

Officer Smith is to be buried at the Chenango Valley Cemetery. The service at the cemetery will be reserved for family and friends.

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The PBA extends our deepest condolences to the family of Johnson City Police Officer David Smith

Monday, March 31, 2014

Johnson City Police Officer Smith was shot and killed this morning after arriving at the scene of a local business in Johnson City, responding to a disturbance call.  To view this mornings story, click here.

Officer Smith leaves a wife and one child.

We will post funeral information and a link to a memorial fund when it becomes available.

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Commissioner Rose Harvey announces the winners of the 2013 Special Service Awards

Thursday, March 20, 2014

These awards are presented each year to employees who demonstrate exceptional service or faithfulness to duty.

We are very proud that four members of the Division of Law Enforcement have been selected for their life saving actions at our two Robert Moses State Parks (on LI and in TI).  Please congratulate Park Police Officers Nathan Sibenik (LI) and Jessica Bottega (SAR) and Dustin Lottie and John Friot (both from TI).  The awards will be presented by the Commissioner at ceremonies at Bear Mountain and Utica in the coming months.


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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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