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Thruway Authority Improper Practice Charge

Thruway Authority Improper Practice Charge

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CSEA claims its members were unfairly targeted in recent layoffs.
CSEA claims its members were unfairly targeted in recent layoffs.

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STATE OF NEW
YORK
PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARDIMPROPER PRACTICE CHARGE
INSTRUCTIONS: File
an
original
and
four
(4)
copies of this
charge
DO
NOT WRITE
IN
THIS
SPACE
with
the Director of Public Employment Practices
and
Representation,
New
York State Public Employment Relations
Board,
80
Wolf
Road,
Case
No. U-
Suite
500,
Albany, NY 12205-2656. If
more
space
is required
for
anyitem,
attach additional sheets, numbering
item
accordingly. Date Received:
1.
CHARGING PARTY
a.
Name (If employee organization, give full name. including any affiliation and local name
and
number):Civil Service Employees Association, Inc., Local 1000. AFSCME, AFL-CIO
b.
Address (No.
&
Street, City and Zip Code, County): Telephone Number:Civil Service Employees Association. Inc. Albany County (518) 257-1000143 Washington AvenueAlbany, New York 12210
c.
Name and title
of
the representative filing charge:Steven A Crain, General Counsel
d.
Name, address and telephone number
of
attorney or other representative,
if
any, to whom correspondence is to bedirected:STEVEN A CRAIN and DAREN
J.
RYLEWICZCSEA, Inc.Legal Department143 Washington AvenueAlbany, New York 12210Phone: (518) 257-1443Facsimile: (518) 449-1525Richard BlairLabor Relations SpecialistCSEA, Inc.One Lear Jet Lane, Suite 2Latham, New York 12110Phone: (518) 785-4400Facsimile: (518) 785-4595
2.
PUBLIC EMPLOYER AND/OR EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION AGAINST WHICH CHARGE IS BROUGHT
a.
Name and Address (No.
&
Street, City and Zip Code, County):NYS Thruway AuthorityAlbany County200 Southern Boulevard, P.O. Box 189Albany, New York 12201-0189
b.
Telephone Number: (518) 436-2700
3.
Is the charging party filing a separate application for injunctive relief pursuant to §204.15
of
the Board's Rules
of
Procedure?
_YES
XXX NO
4.
VIOLATIONS ALLEGEDPursuant to Article 14
of
the Civil Service Law, as amended (Public Employees' Fair Employment Act), the charging partyhereby alleges that the above-named respondent(s) has (have) engaged in
or
is (are) engaging in
an
improper practicewithin the meaning
of
the following subsections
of
Section 209-a of said Act (check the subsection(s) allegedly violated):
If
by a public employer
(X)
209-a.1(a)
(X)
209-a.1(b)
(X)209-a.1(c)
(X)
209-a.1(d)( ) 209-a.1(e)( ) 209-a.1(f)( ) 209-a.1(g)
If
by
an employee organization) 209-a.2(a)*) 209-a.2(b)) 209-a.2(c)*
If
the charge alleges a violation
of
Sections 209-a.2(a) and/or (c)
of
the Act
a~ed
on an
empl~yee
organization'sprocessing
ofor
failure to process a claim that a public employer has breached
1ts
agreement
w1th
such employeeorganization, identify the public employer:
a.
Name and Address (No. & Street, City and Zip Code, County):
b.
Telephone Number:
 
5.
Specify in detail the alleged violation(s). Include names, dates, times, places and particular actions constituting eachviolation. Use additional sheet(s),
if
necessary. Failure to supply sufficient factual detail
may
result in a delay inprocessing or dismissal
of
the charge.See attached details.
6.
If
the charge alleges a violation
of
Section 209-a.1(d)
or
209-a.2(b)
of
the Act, has the charging party notified the Boardin writing
of
the existence
of
an impasse pursuant to Section 205.1
of
the Board's Rules
of
Procedure?YES XXXNO
7.
The
charging party is available immediately to participate
in
a pre-hearing conference and a formal hearing.XXXYES NOSTATE
OF NEW
YORK
COUNTY ALBANY
SS.:STEVEN
A.
CRAIN. being duly sworn deposes and says, that he is the charging party above named,
or
its representative,and that
he
has
read the above charge consisting
of
this and
_l_
additional page(s), and is familiar with the facts allegedtherein, which facts he knows
to
be true, except as to those matters a ed on information and belief, which matters hebelieves to
be
true.Subscribed and sworn to before methis
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tJ:...
day
of
April, 2013.
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OF
NEW
YORK
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General Counsel(Title)
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Notary Public, State of
New
York
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DETAILS OF CHARGE
Charging Party alleges, upon information and belief as follows:
1.
The Civil Service Employees Association, Inc., Local 1000, AFSCME, AFL-CIO(hereinafter "CSEA"), is an employee organization within the meaning
ofthe
Taylor Law.
2.
The New York State Thruway Authority
is
a public employer within the meaning
of
the Taylor Law.
3.
Thomas
J.
Madison, Jr., is the Executive Director
ofthe
New
York State ThruwayAuthority (hereinafter "Authority").
4.
CSEA is the duly recognized and certified exclusive negotiating representative for anegotiating unit
of
employees
of
the Authority.
5.
CSEA and the Authority are parties to a collectively negotiated agreement(hereinafter "Agreement") which expired on June 30, 2012.
6.
Negotiations for a successor Agreement between CSEA and the Authoritycommenced October 11, 2012.
7.
Joe Bress is the Authority's ChiefNegotiator
8.
To date, a total
of
8 negotiation sessions have been held between CSEA and theAuthority.
9.
On December 19, 2012, during the fourth negotiation session, Joe Bress stated thefollowing to CSEA's negotiating committee; that
if
the Authority cannot achieve savings
of
20 million dollars quickly, then the Authority will look at other options, such as layoffs, andthat employees would be receiving letters verifying seniority in the next few weeks.10. By agency-wide email dated on or about December 28,2012, Executive DirectorMadison communicated to all Thruway Authority unit CSEA negotiating unit members,among other things, that layoffs are
"a
real possibility," and that every employee
of
theThruway Authority and Canal Corporation would soon be receiving a letter from theThruway Authority Personnel Bureau requesting verification
of
employment seniority date.
11.
By letter dated January 29, 2013, Executive Director Madison advised all CSEAnegotiating unit employees, among other things, that the Authority needed to implement costsavings through various means, including the collective bargaining process, and that
it
wasnow implementing a workforce reduction plan that included the elimination
of
234 positionsfrom the Thruway and Canal Corporation organization.
12.
By letter dated March
8,
2013, Executive Director Madison notified all CSEAnegotiating unit employees, among other things, that layoffs are scheduled to become

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