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State has failed to honor our agreement

Good Afternoon Everyone,

 

My apologies for being the bearer of bad news, but as you might have all expected, the State has failed to honor our agreement on the expenditure of the .25% for Fiscal Year 2016, which ended yesterday at 11:59 p.m.

We have filed the attached ULP against the State for bargaining in bad faith and repudiating the terms of our agreement, and hope to seek relief through the DLR. 

We have also had discussions around this issue with MOSES, SEIU 509, SEIU 888 and NAGE.  We are all in a similar, if not the same situation.  We are working together on this both on a political, as well as on a legal front.

At this point, our members should not be expecting an upgrade or reclassification until the litigation is complete or until the terms of the agreement are met.

While I know that this information is disappointing, I hope that it helps you all with providing your local board members and the general membership with an explanation for the delay, as well as to outline our plan of action to get our members the increases that we mutually agreed to!

 

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.