Members of New York state's largest public-sector labor union have ratified a 5-year contract that includes raises and bonuses, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced.
The agreement with the Civil Service Employees Association includes 2% raises for the first two years and 3% for the remaining three years. The union represents about 52,000 state workers.
"This contract fairly compensates the hard-working men and women of the Civil Service Employee Association who help to deliver critical services to New Yorkers every day," Gov. Hochul said. "I thank President Sullivan for her partnership in getting this agreement over the finish line and ensuring that it acknowledges the valuable contributions of CSEA members to our great state."
The contract also includes provisions to encourage in-network employee participation as well as bonuses of $3,000.
"I would again like to thank our negotiating team for their hard work and dedication to delivering this new state contract," CSEA President Mary Sullivan said. "The agreement was overwhelmingly ratified by our membership and across all four of our executive branch bargaining units."