Local 1359 Contract Update #2
On March 16, 2007, Governor Eliot Spitzer named Gary Johnson as the
new head of the Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER). He had
been Associate Counsel for the New York State United Teachers union.
Earlier this month the Local and GOER agreed to commence negotiations
on a successor collective bargaining agreement to the one which expired
on April 1, 2007. The first bargaining session has been scheduled for
Thursday, April 26, 2007.
The Local is fully prepared to proceed on said date and to work diligently
to achieve a beneficial new agreement on behalf of all members.
The Local 1359 Negotiating Team consists of President Ralph F. Carbone,
Vice President Dennis Ifill, Treasurer Darryl Adams, Secretary Charmaine
Hardaway and Mushtaq Ali. From District Counsel 37 are negotiator Michele
Trester, legal counsel Alan Brown and benefits expert Willie Chang.
Ralph F. Carbone
April 10, 2007