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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

Times Herald-Record - My View: Increase our forest ranger corps

Monday, October 13, 2014

PBA Secretary and Forest Ranger Captains Director Drew Cavanagh wrote an op-ed piece, which advocates for increases in Forest Ranger staffing around the state, that was published in the Middletown Times Herald Record on Sunday, October 12, 2014.  The PBA of NYS Law Enforcement takes a multifaceted approach to representing our members and a strong effort in the media and other public relations outlets is an important part of that.  Please post a comment on line supporting Drew’s urging to increase staffing and hold more frequent joint Environmental Conservation Officer/Forest Ranger academies.  Thank you for your support.

Last month, state officials and local leaders from Greene County wrote to the state Department of Environmental Conservation to call attention to the recent tragedies at Kaaterskill Falls.

Sadly, two women fell to their deaths this summer while hiking near the falls.

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Arrest Made In Stabbing at SUNY Brockport In Dormitory

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

On September 30, 2014 just after 9am University Police from Brockport responded to Mclean Hall for the report of a person stabbed.  Officers responded and found a male freshman student with two stab wounds to his abdomen and slashes to his arm.  The investigation revealed that the non-student male suspect, Osaze Timothy, was known to the victim.  University Police were able to get a description of Timothy and released it to other surrounding police agencies.  With that, several reported sightings came in.  Later in the night, for reasons unknown, Timothy went to Strong Memorial Hospital where the victim happened to be receiving treatment for his injuries.  He was taken into custody by University of Rochester peace officers.  Further investigation revealed that Timothy tried to get into Mclean Hall earlier in the week.  Timothy was arraigned at Sweden Town Court on two counts of Burglary in the first degree and one count of Assault in the second degree.  He was remanded to the Monroe County Jail on $150,000 bail.  

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PBA of NYS Lauds Gov. Cuomo and SUNY Trustees for Passage of New Campus Sexual Assault Policy

Friday, October 03, 2014

Editor’s Note:Gov. Cuomo today joined the State University of New York Board of Trustees in announcing a uniform policy to fight sexual assault on SUNY campuses, the first of its kind in New York. The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement has responded with the following statement. It is attributable to James McCartney, PBA treasurer and University Police Officers director.

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PBA of New York State Law Enforcement Announces Third Round of Endorsements

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Albany – The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) has announced its third set of endorsements in the upcoming statewide election, including the endorsement of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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PBA of New York State Law Enforcement Endorses James L. Seward for State Senate

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Albany – The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) has announced its endorsement of incumbent State Senator James L. Seward for re-election.

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