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The Hochul Administration Announces A Tentative Five-Year Contract With The Civil Service Employees Association

Published Friday, June 10, 2022
by Labor News Services
The Hochul Administration Announces A Tentative Five-Year Contract With The Civil Service Employees Association

(ALBANY, NEW YORK) - Governor Kathy Hochul has announced that New York State has reached tentative terms on a new contract with the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA). 

Documents released by the Governor's Office flesh out the deal estimated to be $350 million through this fiscal year - the end of March 2023, covering 63,000 Workers.

It would be retroactive from April 2021.

The deal is broken into two parts: $220 million for 53,000 Workers in CSEA's Collective Bargaining Unit and $130 million for 10,000 Workers outside of the Unit, such as management, according to a legal memo released by the Governor's Office.

Workers in the Union are proposed a five-year deal from April 2021 to March 2026 that includes 2% raises the first two years and then 3% annual raises the final three years of the tentative contract.

Employee salaries for 2022 would range from about $27,000 to $111,000 per year, according to the program bill that lays out salaries for the range of steps and tiers. 

The deal must still be ratified by the union.

A spokesman for CSEA, Matthew Cantore, declined to comment ahead of any actions by Union Members. 

"This agreement is a win-win for CSEA Members and the State of New York," Hochul said in a statement last week. 
 
CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan said, in the statement released by the Governor's Office, that the "tentative agreement recognizes the dedicated CSEA Members who kept this State running during the entire COVID Pandemic and continue to do so every day."

For More On This Labor News Story, Go To: www.timesunion.com/state/article/Hochul-CSEA-tentative-five-year-contract-in-deal-17225857.php And https://auburnpub.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/ny-reaches-multi-year-contract-agreements-with-two-unions/article_dc5fc33a-5cd2-5cbb-8c41-5facafed67e3.html

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