New York’s most comprehensive online database of state and local government union contracts has been updated with the latest collective bargaining agreements for local teachers, police and firefighters.

Among the 211 new local government and school district employment contracts on SeeThroughNY.net, the Empire Center’s transparency website, are 134 public school teacher contracts, 12 firefighter contracts and 65 police contracts. Also included are the contracts for New York City teachers and the state’s collective bargaining agreement with the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association.

Broken down by region, the contracts are distributed as follows:

  • Capital Region: 47 contracts including Ballston Spa teachers and the city of Albany police and fire;
  • Central New York: 36 contracts including teachers in Oneida City School District and the city of Cortland police;
  • Finger Lakes: 42 contracts including Canandaigua teachers and police for Livingston, Wayne and Yates counties;
  • Long Island: 56 contracts including Floral Park police;
  • Mid-Hudson: 61 contracts including Westchester County police;
  • Mohawk Valley: 32 contracts including the city of Johnstown police;
  • North Country: 32 contracts including the St. Lawrence County sheriff supervisor and the city of Watertown teachers;
  • Southern Tier: 46 contracts including the city of Ithaca teachers and the city of Elmira firefighters; and
  • Western New York: 37 contracts including Amherst teachers, police and fire for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and Erie county sheriffs.

Nearly 8,000 current and expired public-sector union and school superintendent employment contracts are now searchable on SeeThroughNY’s contract database, the most comprehensive in the state.

The Empire Center, based in Albany, is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit think tank dedicated to promoting policies to make New York a better place to live, work and raise a family.

You may also like

School Budgets Outpace Inflation As Districts Plan To Spend Over $33K Per Student

School districts presenting budgets to voters next Tuesday plan to spend an average of $33,404 per student, up 4.4 percent from the current school year, according to new state data. Read More

MTA Payroll Jumps 9 Percent As Overtime Goes Off the Rails Again

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)’s payroll jumped $663 million, or 9 percent, last year as overtime spending ticked up to a new record and subsidiaries dished out $261 million in retroactive pay, according to data posted today on SeeThroughNY, the Empire Center’s government transparency website. Read More

Empire Center Experts React to FY25 Budget

"This year’s budget process was an avoidable trainwreck. New York is the only state that begins its fiscal year on April 1, earlier than anyone else. This has contributed to Albany’s new, old tradition of missing deadlines, then hurriedly voting on bills before lawmakers can fully review them. Moving the fiscal year start would make the budget process more transparent and give lawmakers time to better perform their duty as the state’s board of directors." Read More

Teacher Pensions Added to SeeThroughNY Include 25 Over $300K

New York’s two teacher pension systems last year had 25 retirees eligible to collect pensions of more than $300,000, according to data posted today on SeeThroughNY, the Empire Center’s government transparency website. Read More

Median Teacher Pay Tops $100K In Five Counties, Two Boroughs, 1/4 of NY Districts

A total of 189 out of 685 school districts outside New York City last year had median classroom teacher pay over $100,000, according to data posted today on SeeThroughNY, the Empire Center’s government transparency website, up from 156 five years earlier. Read More

Empire Center Releases First “Empire Index” Poll

The Empire Center for Public Policy today announced the results of its first statewide “Empire Index” poll, examining public sentiment and awareness of major policy issues. Read More

Four NY State Workers Get $300K+ In Overtime

Four New York state employees last year collected more than $300,000 each in overtime, according to 2023 payroll data posted today on SeeThroughNY, the Empire Center’s government transparency website. Read More

How NY Hid the True Cost of 2019 Climate Law—And What Lawmakers Can Do About It

A new report from the Empire Center reveals hidden and rising costs, questionable assumptions and emerging transparency and practical issues resulting from New York’s 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). Read More