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SU Department of Public Safety officers vote to join union

January 13, 2011

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Syracuse University Department of Public Safety employees voted on Jan. 11 in favor of forming a new union, the Syracuse University Public Safety Officers, by a margin of 33 to 3. A total of 54 staff members—full-time and regular part-time employees in the Department of Public Safety who are public safety officers, community service officers and communications specialists—were eligible to vote.  Balloting took place from 5-8 a.m., and 1-4 p.m. on Jan. 11 in Hendricks Chapel. 

Absent timely objections to the conduct of the election, the union will be certified by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as the bargaining representative of the eligible Department of Public Safety staff. At such time as the results are certified by the NLRB, the University will respect the results and work closely with the union to negotiate the collective bargaining agreement.

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