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Work Force October 2016 Cover pageOctober Work Force: Our future, our vote
The October Work Force takes an in-depth look at how the heroin epidemic is affecting child protective services caseloads and why it is urgent to enact state legislation limiting such caseloads; the importance of getting out to vote on Nov. 8 and a look at several candidates who stand with us; a profile of Carmela “Millie” Lucas, who was recently honored with our union’s Donald Webster Memorial Mission Achievement Award and more.
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Urge the governor to make child protective safety a priority!
CSEA has launched a statewide campaign to help address growing concerns about child abuse statewide. The union is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the Child Protective Services Safety Act, which was approved with strong support in both the state Assembly and Senate last spring. CSEA’s TV ads are airing in every market in the state along with other activities designed to draw attention to the need for the bill to become law.
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Read President Danny Donohue’s message: At-risk children need our attention


Zika: Protecting Outdoor Workers.Information about the Zika virus
Click on the link below for important information and resources, including a fact sheet from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, about how your employer should protect you from the potential threat of the Zika virus, particularly if you work outdoors.
Information and resources
CDC Outdoor Worker fact sheet



CSEA President Danny Donohue and Central Region President Colleen Wheaton lead our union’s delegation during the Labor Day Parade at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Showing our strength on Labor Day
CSEA members were out in force for Labor Day events across the state, showing to all that we Never Quit on our communities or each other. More photos will be shared as they become available.
New York City parade photos (Southern Region album)
New York City parade photos (Long Island Region album)
Syracuse parade photos
Buffalo parade photos
Rochester Labor Day press conference photos
Rochester parade photos




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Read This Week in Albany
The latest edition of This Week in Albany includes a look at the major elections across the state and more.
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Lucas_DD_2016Webster_0070Lucas presented with Donald Webster Award
Suffolk Retirees Local President Carmela “Millie” Lucas received our union’s Donald Webster Memorial Mission Achievement Award, which honors CSEA Retiree activists. CSEA President Danny Donohue presented the award at the recent Retiree Delegates Meeting. A longtime activist in CSEA, Lucas has been particularly active with our PEOPLE Program.
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NYSPHSAA-logo-cleanCSEA, NYSPHSAA accepting Excelsior Award nominees
Are one of your CSEA brothers or sisters making a difference in high school athletics, whether through promoting school spirit, coaching a team or volunteering time in school sports programs? If so, nominate him or her for the Excelsior Award, co-sponsored by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) and CSEA. We’re accepting nominations through Oct. 17, 2016.
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Barber: We need a moral revolution of values
North Carolina NAACP President The Rev. Dr. William Barber II challenged public workers and their labor unions to be part of the moral revival of our nation during his address to delegates at AFSCME’s 42nd International Convention. CSEA President Danny Donohue introduced Barber.
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NEW NEVER QUIT LOGO smallStatement of CSEA President Danny Donohue on U.S. Supreme Court split decision on Friedrichs case
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CSEA in negotiations with New York State on new contract for 66,000 Executive Branch employees

CSEA is in negotiations with the Cuomo administration on a new contract for 66,000 New York State Executive Branch employees. The current agreement expires March 31. Read full story

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