Florida PBA is officially your new collective bargaining agent, or union. The Public Employees Relations Commission issued the certification on Friday, December 16th. The certification had been delayed by 14 days.
Since December 1st, Florida PBA has been working to put a number of items in play to prepare for the 2017 Legislative Session and negotiations with the State of Florida.
Senator Jack Latvala, the Senate’s Budget Chairman, filed a bill (SB 168) on PBA’s behalf creating a Career Development Plan (a step pay plan) for Correctional Officers and Probation Officers. This legislation will serve as one of multiple approaches PBA will take to push a pay raise through for you. We will also conduct contract negotiations for a pay raise with the Governor and Department of Corrections.
This means we are shifting gears from campaigning to working. No more talk, we are taking action.
We will provide you with updates on our progress and schedule events such as negotiations, lobbying and organizing. If you have an interest to participate in any of these events please call the Florida PBA at 1-800-733-3722.
Our staff will be back at the institutions and field offices to directly provide you with information very soon.
Finally, we thank you very much for your support. Together we can make positive changes happen. If you are interested in becoming a PBA member please contact PBA Membership Secretary Laura Spraker at 1-800-733-3722 ext 413, or click here to download the Member Application.
300 East Brevard Street
Tallahassee Florida, 32301
Local: (850) 222-3329
Fax: (850) 561-0192
Laura Spraker (Extension 413)