Lobby Day 2018

The UFA will be having a Lobby Day in Albany on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. As in years past, the UFA will provide transportation to and from Albany, leaving from various locations. Delegates should compile a list of all members that need transportation along with their preferred departure location (exact locations will follow shortly). Please email the below forms to recordingsecretary@ufanyc.org as soon as possible.

It is expected that the buses will leave at 7:00 am and not return until 9:00 pm. Members should also look up their legislators here and make appointments to see them during Lobby Day.

One of the main topics we will focus on this Lobby Day is the Pension Equalization & Fairness Act, and how the bill will improve benefits for Tier III members.

The required forms for transportation requests and Lobby Day volunteers are listed below. Please return as soon as possible.

  • Sign-Up Sheet
  • Registration Form

      • Important Upcoming Dates for 2018 NYS Elections

      • Federal Primary Day - June 26
      • NYS Primary Day - September 13
      • NYS General Election - November 6

      Bills the UFA Supports: 2017-18 Session

      • S7158B Golden - A 9056 Joyner
        An act to amend the general municipal law and the retirement and social security law, in relation to increasing certain special accidental death benefits.

        *This legislation extends the escalation of a cost of living increase of approximately 3% for all line-of-duty widows or widowers for fiscal year 2018-19.

      • S5778A Alcantara A7601
        An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to membership dues in an employee organization and signed authorizations for deduction.

        *To streamline the process for an individual to join a public sector union.

      • S7797A Marty Golden
        An act to amend the retirement and social security law and the workers' compensation law, in relation to participants in the World Trade Center rescue.

        *To extend the period for filing a claim relating to World Trade Center rescue, recovery, and clean-up operations.

      • S6838 Peralta
        An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing the deceased police officer, firefighter and emergency medical services family housing assistance program; to amend the state finance law, in relation to the deceased police officer family housing fund; and making an appropriation therefor.

        *To provide financial assistance to the spouse and/or dependents of a deceased public protection employee.

      • S3070 Addabbo - A636 Miller
        An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to civil service credits for step children of firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians and paramedics killed in the line of duty.

        *To provide "legacy credits" to a step child or the child of a surviving spouse of a firefighter, police officer, emergency medical technician or paramedic killed in the line of duty. Legacy credits are points which can be used on civil service tests when the job applicant is the child of a first responder killed in the line of duty.

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