Assemblywoman Buttenschon: Legislation to Implement a Collective Bargaining Agreement for NYSCOPBA Passed New York State Assembly

Today, Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-C Marcy) announced that legislation she cosponsors to implement a collective bargaining agreement for the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) has passed the New York State Assembly(A10526).

“The Mohawk Valley is home to many brave corrections officers who dedicate their lives to protecting our community. Each day, they put their lives on the line and are exposed to extremely dangerous conditions and individuals. We as a state have a moral obligation to ensure they receive the pay and benefits they deserve," stated Assemblywoman Buttenschon. "I am deeply proud to have cosponsored legislation implementing a collective bargaining agreement for NYSCOPBA.”

This legislation would also establish a new salary schedule for all NYSCOPBA members to reflect a 3% increase in salary, provide pre-shift briefing pay to members, increase location pay for annual salaried members who are not eligible for binding interest arbitration, and increase the hazardous duty payments to full time annual salaried officers.

“This legislation is an important step in ensuring that we take care of the heroic men and women of NYSCOPBA. I am proud to have cosponsored this legislation and I want to thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for standing with NYSCOPBA,” remarked Buttenschon. “In the New York State Assembly, I will continue to be a strong voice and advocate for our correction officers.”

To watch Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s remarks on the legislation, click here.