The American Arbitration Association (AAA) has sent out ballots to members to vote on the PS&T tentative agreement negotiated with the state earlier this month. Ballots must be received by the AAA by 9 a.m. November 3 for counting that day.
If you did not receive a ballot, or if it was lost or damaged, call the AAA at (800) 529-5218.
PEF President Ken Brynien said the revised agreement balances the needs of members and encourages ratification of the agreement.
For details on the agreement, you can find a side-by-side comparison of the first tentative agreement that was defeated with the one negotiated this month on the PEF website, pef.org.
The November issue of The Communicator also contains information about the new tentative agreement. It is scheduled to be delivered this week and next week.
PEF President Ken Brynien said the union is prepared to meet with the state to discuss how it can alter the tentative contract agreement that members rejected.
“I heard the governor’s willingness to have open communications with us and I am encouraged the governor is willing to hear our ideas. At this time, we see no evidence to suggest that a revote would result in a different outcome.
“PEF is anxious to discuss with the governor’s negotiators how we an reach an agreement the PEF membership would be willing to ratify, while preserving state services and meeting the savings the state requires.
Our team remains in place, ready, and willing to meet with the governor’s negotiators. We are now in the process of making those arrangements,” Brynien said.
For the latest updates, continue to visit the PEF website, pef.org.
Approximately 70 percent of the PEF membership have returned their ballots on the PS&T tentative agreement which will be counted Tuesday, September 27 in Manhattan by the American Arbitration Association.
To find out how the vote went, check the PEF website, pef.org, or call the PEF Information Line for an update.
The PS&T tentative agreement voting ballots were mailed to members September 2. If you did not receive a ballot or if it was damaged or misplaced, contact the American Arbitration Association (AAA) at 1-800-529-5218 to request another one. Ballots are due back September 26, and will be counted by the AAA September 27 in Manhattan.