• Council 82 Convention
    Important announcement: Upcoming Council 82 Convention to be held at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid Sept 10-12, 2014. More information will be sent to Local Presidents and Secretaries later in the year.
  • Good Neighbor Next Door - HUD Program
    The Good Neighbor Next Door (GNND) sales program encourages Law Enforcement Officers to purchase and live in homes in communities.
  • 2014 Notification Letter
    Correction Law Section 79-a(3) requires that before any correctional facility can be closed, notice must be sent by certified mail...
  • 2013 John F. Finn Memorial Scholarship Winners
    Congratulations to all the scholarship program winners!
  • Officer Needs Assistance - Kevin Coulombe
    On December 9th, 2012 I was informed that Lieutenant Kevin Coulombe (Fishkill
    Correctional Facility) has been out of work since September after being diagnosed with
    an autoimmune disease called CIDP.
  • Officer Needs Assistance - Jessica Griffin
    Binghamton Police Department Police Officer Jessica Griffin needs her fellow members assistance. Jessica is a patrol officer with 11 years on the department. She also works with the BPD ID and Crime Scene Unit, and is Secretary of Local 2737.
    Fallen Heroes Fund
    Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee Victims:
    Through the AFSCME Fallen Heroes Fund, help is available to provide relief and assistance to
    members who were victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
  • Officer Needs Assistance - Kristi Adams
    On December 5, 2011, Special Agent Kristi Adams of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and her sister Kymberlie, were the victims of a violent crime perpetrated in their Brooklyn home.
  • New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union Home Loan Program


Job Opening
VMD Systems/VMD-MT Security is seeking a Site Manger at the Greater Rochester International Airport, Rochester, NY.
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On 5/24/12, a meeting was held at Council 82 concerning the implementation of the Deficit Reduction Leave (DRL) program for Council 82 members. In attendance were: Mike Volforte, Chief Counsel, Governors Officer of Employee Relations (GOER); Dick Stevens, Council 82; Mike LaDue, Council 82/Local 2951; Tad Levac, Local 2951.
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Executive Board Meeting Minutes May 10th & 11th, 2012
Security Supervisors Local 2951
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The successor collective bargaining agreement between the Security Supervisors Unit and the State of New York was ratified by the Union today, May 3, 2012, by a vote of 230 to 194.
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Bulletin: Lieutenants Transfer List - April 2014
Bulletin: Lieutenants Transfer List - April 2014
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Bulletin: Lieutenants 2014 Election Results
Bulletin: Lieutenants 2014 Election Results
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BULLETIN: State Corrections
April 2014 Security Salary Increases and Additional Pay Increases
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2014 John F. Finn Memorial Scholarship
Applications now being accepted
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Without the following information being received by Council 82, you will not be able to access the Council 82 website.
Each new hire/member should obtain and complete the following from a New Hire Packet; which you can get from your shop steward or local president:
  1. The Application for Membership (yellow card)
    This form had to be changed to comply with changes at the US Postal Service. Please contact sandra.cook@council82.org for additional supply.
  2. The Enrollment and Change Form for the $10,000 Life Insurance for actively working members (pdf)
    * The above two forms can be placed into the yellow envelope attached to the yellow card and mailed in without expense to the member.
  3. The Up to $20,000 Accidental Death Insurance Form for AFSCME members which must be mailed to the Arizona address at the bottom of that form (pdf)
If your shop steward or local president does not have any of the New Hire Packets please have them contact Sandra Cook to request a supply.