KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan and the Ulster County Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) announced today a tentative five-year contract agreement. CSEA is the County’s largest labor union, representing over 900 members within the County Government. The five-year agreement covers the period January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2024. The County employees represented by CSEA will receive a 3.5% wage increase for 2020, a 3.5% wage increase through 2021, and a 2% plus twenty-five cents per hour wage increase for the years 2022, 2023, and 2024. This agreement is part of County Executive Ryan’s commitment to support and recognize the hard work of Ulster County’s frontline workers who have stepped up during the course of the pandemic.
“After seeing our workforce step up and serve our community throughout all the challenges of this last year, I am proud that we are now stepping up to take care of them in this contract,” County Executive Ryan said. “We must continue to recognize and appreciate the extraordinary workforce of Ulster County’s CSEA now and in the future. I want to thank the CSEA team for their partnership in coming to this contract that will benefit our workforce and our County.”
“We’re pleased to be bringing a tentative agreement to our members that reflects their hard work and dedication,” CSEA Unit 8950 President J. Kirk Jones said. “CSEA members stepped up in a major way for the residents of Ulster County during the pandemic. We appreciate County Executive Ryan acknowledging that tremendous work through his willingness to negotiate a fair and respectful contract.”
96% of voting CSEA membership ratified the contract agreement on Monday, June 28th. It is expected to be voted on by the Ulster County Legislature at the July 20th regular monthly session.
Attached: County Executive Ryan and CSEA Unit 8950 Members.