Relates to collective bargaining processes for peace officers and special officers for the city of New York; requires negotiations with the certified employee organization representing such employees.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to the collective bargaining process for certain peace officers and special officers
PURPOSE: (1). This bill would amend section 212 of the Civil Service law to provide that for all collective negotiations to which the City of New York is a participant with the Department of Education of the City of New York, the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, the NYC Housing Authority, or the City University of New York, the negotiations shall be conducted with the employee organization certified to represent the peace officers and special officers employed by the foregoing entities. (2). The bill provides that pursuant to NYC Administrative Code Section 12-307 (4) (i) negotiations for employees of the Fire Department of the City of, New York in the job title, Supervisors of Blasting, shall be conducted in the manner described above.
JUSTIFICATION: Section 12-307 (4) (i) of the New York City Administrative Code was recently amended to provide that peace officers and special officers employed by New York City agencies represented by an employee organization in collective bargaining shall have the same right as police, firefighters, other Fire Department employees, and NYC correction officers to bargain directly with the City of New York over all matters, including but not limited to, overtime and time and leave matters. The agencies covered by this bill that would be afforded similar treatment with respect to collective bargaining process are not City agencies, but rather are State created entities, not subject to such provision of the Administrative Code. To maintain consistent collective bargaining process treatment of all peace officers and special officers involved in bargaining where the City of New York is a participant, this amendment to the Civil Service Law is necessary. The Administrative Code amendment corrects an inadvertent omission of a job title in the recent amendment to the Code previously described.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-2010: S.3538 - Passed the Senate 2008: S.6882 - Vetoed Memo No. 29
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None. This bill confers no wage or benefit increases. It merely standardizes collective bargaining procedures for all peace officer and special officer employee organizations engaged in bargaining where the City of New York is a participant.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1265 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 6, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sens. ADDABBO, HUNTLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to the collective bargaining process for certain peace officers and special officers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 212 of the civil service law is amended by adding a new subdivision 4 to read as follows: 4. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, FOR ALL COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATIONS IN WHICH THE CITY OF NEW YORK IS A PARTIC- IPANT IN CITYWIDE ECONOMIC BARGAINING WITH THE NEW YORK CITY HEALTH AND HOSPITAL CORPORATION OR THE NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO OVERTIME, AND TIME AND LEAVE RULES WHICH AFFECT EMPLOYEES GRANTED PEACE OFFICER OR SPECIAL OFFICER STATUS PURSUANT TO THE CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW SHALL BE NEGOTIATED WITH THE CERTIFIED EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTING SUCH EMPLOYEES. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01379-01-1