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The collective bargaining committee of the Association has been offered a Last, Best and Final Offer contract proposal by OCA.

Our Bylaws (Section 12) state:

“There shall be for the purposes of collective bargaining a committee representing each bargaining title in negotiations to be chosen by the Board of Directors, which committee shall make recommendations to the Board of Directors on proposed bargaining agreements.”

The bargaining committee has recommended rejection.

Article VI of our Constitution states:

“The management and affairs of this organization shall be under the control of the Board of Directors and subject to a two-thirds (2/3) override vote of the membership present at a meeting called for that purpose; however, collective bargaining agreements shall further be approved by a mail ballot of the general membership, after they receive full disclosure of the terms of the proposed contract at a General Membership Meeting called for such purpose — mail ballot to go out within one week of such meeting, unless directed otherwise by the Board of Directors, due to force of circumstance. After a recommendation by the Board of Directors, a proposed bargaining agreement shall be voted on by the general membership. A majority vote of the general membership shall be required for ratification.” 

These provisions require that the proposed contract be voted on by the membership regardless of whether the recommendations of the Bargaining Committee or the Board of Directors are to accept or reject the proposed bargaining agreement. The Board of Directors has not yet rendered a recommendation. I will schedule a meeting of the Board of Directors for that purpose.

I will also schedule a general membership meeting as soon as can be arranged in January in order to comply with our Constitution. 

Please note that all relevant documents are posted on our web site. 


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The New York State
Court Clerks Association



Our Dedicated Court Clerks Make The Courts Work

We Process Over 2.5 Million Filings Per Year

• We Are The Judiciary ‘s Supervisory Peace Officers

Pamela Browne

Christopher DePietto
Second Vice President

Marcus T. Diaz

Rocco Desantis
First Vice President

Lawrence Russo

Imogene V. Jones
Recording Secretary

The NYS Court Clerks are the backbone of the Unified Court System. With over 1500 professional men and women, we keep the Courts moving. As the supervisory peace officers in NYC, our members are integral in fulfilling the core mission of the courts. Our Association serves to protect the rights and advance the benefits of all our active members and retirees.

Pamela Browne

President, New York State Court Clerks Association


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