2016 NYS Contract Negotiations Begin

CSEA opens negotiations with New York State on new contract for 66,000 Executive Branch employees

ALBANY — CSEA – New York’s leading union – has begun negotiations with the Cuomo administration on a new contract for 66,000 New York State Executive Branch employees. The current agreement expires March 31.

“CSEA members are on the job for New Yorkers and we never quit when there is work that needs to be done,” said CSEA President Danny Donohue. “CSEA members also know from experience that contract negotiations are always challenging. Our team of 17 members and professional staff are approaching this round with eyes wide open and a resolve to deliver an agreement that CSEA members will support.”

CSEA members make New York State work every day, performing a wide range of essential jobs from around-the-clock health care and human services, helping some of New York’s most vulnerable people; to safe road maintenance in all kinds of weather; to critically important record keeping, licensing, administrative and operational responsibilities.

Under very different economic circumstances, CSEA members ratified a five-year agreement in 2011 to avert a projected 10,000-employee layoff.