ALBANY — CSEA members overwhelmingly voted in favor of ratifying a new five-year state contract for more than 52,000 workers representing all four of the union’s executive branch bargaining units.

“CSEA is very appreciative of Governor Hochul’s cooperation with coming to a resolve to make this a good contract for New York state employees for this five-year period,” said CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan.

A tentative agreement for the new state contract had been reached in June 2022 between Governor Kathy Hochul’s administration and CSEA’s negotiating team. Electronic voting and paper ballots were tallied this past week resulting in the passage.

This contract will be retroactive from April 2021 through April 2026 and will cover CSEA union members in a variety of roles and departments statewide.

“The passage of this contract demonstrates that CSEA members appreciate that they are valued, and their work is properly recognized by the Governor and our employers,” added Sullivan. “This is a victory not only for our union members, but also for the state at large. This workforce showed up and delivered during two of the most challenging years in many of our lifetimes.”

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