Message from the LBA President
In March of this year, the Port Authority Executive Director, and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees set an August 1, 2018, deadline to settle all 23 expired Port Authority Employee contracts. In the recent past, Port Authority management has presented an offer to several civilian unions for ratification in an attempt to meet the August 1, deadline. Several Union Executive Board representatives have deemed the offers adequate and approved to push the terms tendered to their membership for ratification.
Approximately one week ago the Port Authority presented a very similar offer to the LBA executive Board for acceptance and ratification. They utilized the August 1, 2018, deadline as a rush tactic.
The Executive Board has unanimously agreed to reject the Port Authorities first substantive offer of contract. In the Executive Board’s collective view, the offer was vague, which could possibly possess unidentified consequences to current LBA members with less than 20 years’ service time, or pensionable years. Be well aware that the Port Authority Police Lieutenant’s Benevolent Association Executive Board members have been and will continue to diligently work to secure a contract with Port Authority management that is fair and equitable for all current Lieutenants, that does not significantly compromise the current conditions and compensation packages we enjoy.