Message from the LBA President

Due to the current situation regarding the COVID 19 virus pandemic, the LBA General Membership Meeting for March has been cancelled in accordance with Article IX Section 1 of the LBA By Laws with unanimous concurrence of the Association Executive Board.

Members of the LBA Executive Board are working diligently with the Port Authority Executive Staff and Police Division leadership to produce streamlined consistent guidelines that will attempt to protect our membership and their families from the health hazards associated with this unprecedented outbreak. Specifically, the decontamination and cleansing of shared police facilities utilized by potentially infected or exposed persons are at the forefront of concern and discussion. Additionally, in pursuit of outbreak mitigation efforts, I have agreed to suspend mutual swaps in an attempt to limit possible cross contamination and limit social interactions in line with current Center for Disease Control Guidelines.

I’m extremely proud of the leadership that our Association Members demonstrate on a daily basis in the face of challenge and crisis. Lieutenants are the vanguard, that is pursued by the Department and Agency through all of the extraordinary times and incidents we continually encounter.

This is a fluid situation, evolving on a daily basis. Be confident that the Members of the Executive Board are continuously and diligently protecting the wellbeing of the Association Membership, while delicately balancing all contractual protections and benefits. I will keep the membership apprised of any and all important changes as we face this unprecedented pandemic together. Please feel free to reach out to the Executive Board Members if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you again for your continued support and professionalism.

Aviation
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • LaGuardia Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport
  • Stewart International Airport
  • Teterboro Airport

Port Commerce
  • Port Jersey-Port Authority Marine Terminal
  • Brooklyn-Port Authority Marine Terminal
  • Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal
  • Howland Hook Marine Terminal
  • Port Newark

Tunnels & Bridges
  • Bayonne Bridge
  • Goethals Bridge
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Holland Tunnel
  • Lincoln Tunnel
  • Outerbridge Crossing

Port Authority
Trans-Hudson (PATH)
  • Journal Square Transportation Center
  • PATH Rail Transit System

Bus Terminals
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal
  • George Washington Bridge Bus Station
  • Journal Square Transportation Center [operated by PATH]

Real Estate & Development
  • Bathgate Industrial Park
  • Ferry Transportation
  • Industrial Park at Elizabeth
  • The Teleport
  • Waterfront Development
  • Queens West Waterfront Development
  • The South Waterfront at Hoboken
  • The World Trade Center

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE

At the Port Authority Lieutenants Benevolent Association (LBA), we provide a variety of benefits and services to our members. In addition to representing our members at the bargaining table in contract negotiations, we also represent our members during impasse before a mediator and before a fact finder.

EMPLOYMENT ISSUES

We are the sole authority in all matters relating to terms and conditions of employment for all persons of the rank of Lieutenant.

PUBLIC ADVOCACY

The LBA promotes greater acknowledgement from the public of Police as members of the profession. We support and promote favorable legislation and oppose legislation detrimental to the interest of our members or contrary to the good of the public.

LEGAL REPRESENTATION

The LBA represents our members at binding interest arbitration and at all levels of government, to the extent permitted by law —including representation in disciplinary actions.

MEMBER SERVICES

The LBA strives to promote greater economic benefits for our members and to serve as a means of exchanging information among associations on matters of common interest.