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.

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.