Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced a tentative contract agreement this afternoon with about law enforcement members of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association who are not eligible for arbitration. If ratified, the contract would apply to roughly 1,600 members of the union, which has more than 26,000 employees and retirees.
Donn Rowe, president of the union, said members will submit their votes on the deal by March 2.
“With this agreement, Governor Cuomo is recognizing the hard work of our law enforcement members and the valuable service they perform for the public,” Rowe said in a statement.
The state and union worked together for a “fair and reasonable contract that protects the jobs of our men and women in law enforcement,” the governor said in a statement.
Unions whose contracts have not been finalized include the balance of NYSCOPBA, United University Professions and the State Police.