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Rochester Area Retirees Local member Laurie Hildebrant makes telephone calls to members on behalf of now Monroe County Executive-elect Adam Bello.

Rochester Area Retirees Local member Laurie Hildebrant makes telephone calls to members on behalf of now Monroe County Executive-elect Adam Bello.

When we vote, we win: Strong victories in many 2019 key races
On Election Day, many of CSEA’s endorsed local government candidates were victorious, largely due to our members’ tireless efforts to get out the vote on behalf of these candidates over the past several months. CSEA endorsed more than 300 candidates this year. Click on the link below for a summary of results from a few key races across the state.
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CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, left, takes her oath of office, administered by CSEA Capital Region Treasurer Shana Davis, right.

Mary E. Sullivan, left, takes her oath of office, administered by CSEA Capital Region Treasurer Shana Davis, right.

An Historic Moment for our Union
Mary E. Sullivan was sworn in on November 1 as our union’s 24th Statewide President at CSEA’s Albany Headquarters. Mary is only the second woman to serve as our president and the first president to come from our Local Government Division!
Read the press release here
Read our Work Force online coverage
Read President Sullivan’s full biography

 

Information about CSEA’s 2020 Internal Union Elections
Click on the link below to get important information about CSEA’s 2020 Internal Union Elections. Please note that you will need your CSEA Member ID number to access this page.
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Staten Island Developmental Center Local President Jeanette Mitchell accepts this year's Membership Achievement Award.

Staten Island Developmental Center Local President Jeanette Mitchell accepts this year’s Membership Achievement Award.

Forever Union: See photos, video from our 109th Annual Delegates Meeting!
Check out all the action from our 109th Annual Delegates Meeting!
See photos from Day 1
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See photos from Day 3
See photos from Day 4
See photos from Day 5
Watch our CSEA 2019 Annual Delegates Meeting recap video

 

 

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November Work Force: Thank you, Danny!
The November Work Force is available to read online. In this edition, we highlight the accomplishments and union service of CSEA’s former Statewide President, Danny Donohue. Also included: our members stand alongside United Auto Workers (UAW) members during their recent GM strike; our union fights for a safe and healthy workplace in the Village of Babylon and much more!
Read the November 2019 Work Force
Read A Special Tribute to Danny Donohue
Visit the CSEA Work Force website

 

 

Western Region President Bob Pyjas

Western Region President Bob Pyjas

Pyjas becomes CSEA Western Region President
On Oct. 1, Robert “Bob” Pyjas moved into the position of CSEA Western Region President after the retirement of longtime activist Kathy Button, who served in that role since July 2018.
Pyjas, a Town of Lancaster resident, has been an employee of Erie County and a CSEA member for more than 32 years. Bob has been very active in our union, most recently serving as the Executive Vice President of the CSEA Western Region.
We welcome him to his new role in our union!
Read Pyjas’ full biography

 

Sign Up for NYSLRS’ Retirement Online
The New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) has a new way for you to check your retirement information. Retirement Online gives NYSLRS members and retirees a convenient and secure way to review your benefits and manage your account in real time. To learn more, click on the image at right or visit the
Retirement Online page

 

 

 

Massena Rehabilitation and Nursing Center workers Jo Norman Jill Norman, Amy Ashlaw, Kristy Young, Ebony Turner, Brianna Beauvis, Tracey Sullivan, Amy Cholek, Sandra McGregor, Amy Borisileno, and Christine Tessier request recognition from their employer. (Photo provided by Mandy Ellis.)

Massena Rehabilitation and Nursing Center workers Jo Rushlow, Jill Norman, Amy Ashlaw, Kristy Young, Ebony Turner, Brianna Beauvis, Tracey Sullivan, Amy Cholek, Sandra McGregor, Amy Borisileno, and Christine Tessier request recognition from their employer. (Photo provided by Mandy Ellis.)

Hundreds of new workers join CSEA
One year after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 opinion, an interesting pattern has emerged: non-union workers are seeking to organize into union.
Since May, CSEA has welcomed hundreds of new members into our union family, most working at previously unrepresented worksites.
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2019 leave accrual sheets now available
Leave accrual sheets for 2019 for state employees and other CSEA members are now available. Leave accruals are an important contractual benefit that we negotiate for our members. You can help guarantee the accuracy of your individual accruals by tracking your leave activities throughout the year.
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Anti-Union Groups Are Going to Members’ Homes, Worksites
Anti-union groups are going door-to-door, as well to worksites, to try to get our members to quit. Their latest scheme is to convince you to “give yourself a raise” by quitting our union. The wealthy CEOs funding these attacks want to cut our pensions, increase our health care costs and lower our pay. When they come, let them know you’re sticking with our union by printing and displaying “Proud Union Household” signs.

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NEW hbd logo FINALNYSHIP 2019 plan rates for CSEA active New York State, Unified Court System employees
The State Division of Budget has approved the Empire Plan’s premium rates for 2019 (rates are listed below). The approval of the rates signals the beginning of the option transfer period for state employees. Click on the link to learn more and see rates.
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Stay Union Stay Strong FINAL Help us Stay Union, Stay Strong
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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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