One of the largest public employee unions in New York State has approved a 5-year labor agreement. The Civil Service Employee Association, or CSEA as it is better known, approved with “overwhelming member support.”
Civil Service Employee Association President Mary E. Sullivan said, “I would again like to thank our negotiating team for their hard work and dedication to delivering this new state contract. The agreement was overwhelmingly ratified by our membership and across all four of our executive branch bargaining units.”
The union includes over 52,000 New York State employees in a variety of roles throughout the state. The new contract will include raises in each year of the agreement of 2% for the first two and then 3% for the remaining three years.
Additionally, the new contract will include a one-time lump sum bonus of $3,000 and changes in longevity from a result of changes in the health insurance program which will encourage in-network employee participation and control costs.