UCSEA is the County’s second largest labor union, representing over 200 members within the County Government at the Office of the Sheriff, including all jail correction officers
KINGSTON, N.Y. – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan and the Ulster County Sheriff’s Employees Association (UCSEA), representing the jail and civil staff of the Sheriff’s Office, announced today a tentative five-year contract agreement. UCSEA is the County’s second largest labor union, representing over 200 members within the County Government at the Office of the Sheriff, including all jail correction officers.
The five-year agreement covers the period January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2024. The County employees represented by UCSEA 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.
“I am proud that we have reached this agreement with UCSEA, one of the largest labor unions in County Government,” County Executive Pat Ryan said. “This new contract recognizes the hard work of our employees, especially given the challenges that they have faced since the outbreak of COVID-19. I am looking forward to continuing to work with UCSEA and the rest of our workforce to continue to serve the 180,000 residents of Ulster County.”
“I want to thank County Executive Pat Ryan for recognizing the excellent and tireless work of our members particularly during the ongoing pandemic,” UCSEA President Carel Soltys said. “We were able to reach a very fair agreement that our membership was pleased with. We look forward to continuing to work together in serving the people of Ulster County.”
More than 90% of voting UCSEA membership ratified the contract agreement on Monday, November 8th. It is expected to be voted on by the Ulster County Legislature at the November 16th regular monthly session.