CSEA REACHES TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE NYS OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION
(Kathy Guild, CSEA Dep. Director of Contract Administration, May 17, 2017)
CSEA has reached a tentative agreement with the New York State Office of Court Administration on a new contract covering more than 5,500 non-judicial employees in the state's Unified Court System. The tentative agreement will be effective retroactively from April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2020.
CSEA and the Unified Court System have reached a fair and responsible agreement that recognizes the value and importance of the court employees who make the system work every day.
The three-year agreement retroactive to April 1, 2017 includes salary increases in every year of the agreement, improved downstate and Mid-Hudson Valley location pay, improved payments to the Employee Benefit Fund and a new Welfare Fund program.
Across-the-board cost of living adjustments are as follows: April 1, 2017 - 2 percent(retroactive); April 1, 2018 - 2 percent; and April 1, 2019 - 2 percent.
Additional details about the agreement will be posted shortly on the CSEA Judiciary website, www.cseajudiciary.org, and the CSEA website, www.csealocal1000.org. The agreement will be presented to the CSEA rank and file members for review and ratification in the weeks ahead. It must also be approved by the state legislature and signed by the governor.