The tentative CSEA deal with the state on a new contract hasn’t immediately led to one with the state’ other major union, the Public Employees Federation.
In a statement, PEF said it “continues to wait to hear back from the state’s negotiating team on the status of the union’s contract offer.”
PEF held rallies across the state Monday to deride Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s negotiations, but CSEA didn’t attend the rallies—a telling sign of the status of negotiations.
“PEF stands ready to meet with the state’s negotiators to reach an agreement that balances the needs of our members, as well as the needs of the state,” the union’s president Ken Brynien said in a statement.
PEF is the state’s second-largest, state-employee union, representing 56,000 workers.