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NY correction officers’ union approves new contract with raises and benefits

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The New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, representing over 17,000 correctional staff, has approved a new three-year contract through March 2026.

The agreement, supported by 73% of voting members, introduces annual pay increases, bonuses, and up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave, alongside changes aimed at encouraging the use of in-network health providers.


Governor Kathy Hochul praised the contract for ensuring fair compensation for the officers’ critical role, amidst challenging conditions.

Despite past criticisms from NYSCOPBA regarding prison violence and proposed prison closures, this deal signifies a collaborative effort to address workforce issues, highlighted by the union’s appreciation for Hochul’s recognition of their dedication and the challenging nature of their work.



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