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Call For Entries: Nadra Floyd Award for Organizing and the Membership Achievement Award
Do you know a CSEA member, committee, unit or local who has either helped us organize a new group of workers into our union, or has done the hard work of signing up newly-hired employees as CSEA members or converting agency shop fee payers into members? Click on the link to learn more about the awards to honor these extraordinary members. Nominations for both awards must be submitted by Aug. 31, 2018.
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Empty chairs signify the losses of CSEA members Donald Schultz, Gregory Eliopoulos and Stephen Giorgio III at the Workers’ Memorial Day observance at our Statewide Conference on Occupational Safety and Health. (Photo by Jill Asencio)

June Work Force: Mourn for the Dead; Fight for the Living!
The June Work Force is available to read online. In this edition, we take a look inside our recent Statewide Conference on Occupational Safety and Health, including our poignant Workers’ Memorial Day observation, conference programs (including a member engagement visit in the Lake Placid area) and a profile on High Peaks State Employees Local President and CSEA Peer Trainer John LeFebvre, who received our William L. McGowan Award for Occupational Safety and Health and much more.
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Empty chairs signify the losses of CSEA members Donald Schultz, Gregory Eliopoulos and Stephen Giorgio III at the Workers’ Memorial Day observance at our Statewide Conference on Occupational Safety and Health.

View photos from the Statewide Conference on Occupational Safety and Health
Check out our gallery of photos from our recent Statewide Conference on Occupational Safety and Health.






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Learn more about ticks and Lyme Disease
May is National Lyme Disease Awareness month. Lyme disease is caused by bites from some ticks, which are going to be very prevalent again this year. Click on the image to get more information on how to prevent tick bites.







Statement of CSEA President Danny Donohue on Signing of Taylor Law Changes
“Today, union leaders and elected officials gathered in New York City with Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation that protects working people from the impending implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s expected ruling in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31.
Today, the labor movement is under attack like never before. The Janus case is nothing more than a well-funded corporate attack on organized labor meant to take away rights, benefits and pay from hardworking Americans.
But in New York, we are fortunate to have strong leaders who stand with organized labor and Governor Cuomo stands here with us today.
Governor Cuomo gave his word that he would protect us from these assaults and he keeps his word today. On behalf of the hardworking members of CSEA, I thank the governor for standing with us to sign this legislation that ensures fairness and allows CSEA to represent all of our members to the best of our ability.”
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CSEA Statewide Secretary Denise Berkley, center, meets with our members at Helen Hayes Hospital, including Helen Hayes Local 3rd Vice President Jorge Padilla and former Local President Divine Yisa.

CSEA Southern Region members building our union
Southern Region member volunteers and staff visited homes and work sites in Rockland County to hear our members’ concerns and build our union.
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Read This Week in Albany
The latest edition of This Week in Albany is available to read online by clicking the link below.
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CSEA Executive Vice President Mary E. Sullivan fires up the crowd, taking down the house by calling it like it is, at the Working People’s Day of Action in NYC.

CSEA takes action, stands with thousands 
CSEA members across the state gathered in New York City, Buffalo and Albany recently for the Working People’s Day of Action, just a few of the numerous, coordinated actions across the country planned as the Supreme Court hears opening arguments for Janus v. AFSCME. A ruling in favor of Janus could overturn 40 years of precedent and threatens to take away critical union resources. “Brothers and Sisters, we are here today to tell them that they will NOT succeed. That we are not going anywhere. The road ahead will not be easy but no matter the obstacles ahead, we cannot and will not abandon our heritage and dishonor those who fought and died so we have this right to be union,” said Executive Vice President Mary Sullivan. Follow this and other developments via Facebook ,  Twitter  (@csealocal1000)  and the Work Force newspaper online.

See photos Buffalo Working People’s Day of Action
See photos NYC Working People’s Day of Action
Watch Executive Vice President Mary E. Sullivan deliver her remarks
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GregoryEliopoulosPESH cites City of Watertown for violations related to member’s on-the-job death
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graduation_capCSEA announces McDonough scholarship recipients
CSEA recently awarded six $1,000 Thomas H. McDonough Memorial Scholarship for Continuing Studies (one per region) to eligible dependents of our members.
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Moment of Silence: Remembering Echol Cole and Robert Walker
Civic leaders, faith leaders, community activists, public works departments and union members, including our CSEA and AFSCME brothers and sisters, stood in solidarity and silence with one another to honor the sacrifice of fallen sanitation workers Echol Cole and Robert Walker on Feb 1. Watch how this action rippled through our entire nation, spreading awareness and honoring the sacrifices made by public service workers every day, showing the reach and power of solidarity.
On Feb. 1, 1968, Cole and Walker huddled in the back of their truck to seek shelter from a storm. Suddenly, the truck’s compactor malfunctioned, trapping Cole and Walker and crushing them to death. The tragedy triggered the strike of the city’s 1,300 AFSCME sanitation workers, who had warned the city about the dangerous equipment. Fed up with poverty wages and racial discrimination, they walked off the job and marched under the banner: I AM A MAN. A few months later, The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would be assassinated in Memphis while defending their labor and civil rights.
Take the pledge to honor their memory and sacrifice, as we pick up the mantle from the 1968 strikers in the ongoing fight for racial and economic justice.


2018 leave accrual sheets now available
Leave accrual sheets for state employees and other CSEA members are now available. Leave accruals are an important contractual benefit that we negotiate for you. You can help guarantee the accuracy of your individual accruals by tracking your leave activities throughout the year.
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CSEA member Ted Forker cuts electric bill to nearly zero
Watch this video about Ted Forker’s recent decision to go solar with CSEA and American Solar Partners and how it was a game changer for his family!


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