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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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CSEA members and their families march in the 2018 New York City Labor Day Parade.

CSEA members and their families march in the 2018 New York City Labor Day Parade.

Join us for Labor Day events!
This Labor Day, join us in showing that we are stronger than ever by participating in a Labor Day event near you!
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CSEA Central New York DDSO Local 3rd Vice President Matt Spellicy and Central New York DDSO Local President Don Page staff the CSEA booth at the New York State Fair.

CSEA Central New York DDSO Local 3rd Vice President Matt Spellicy and Central New York DDSO Local President Don Page staff the CSEA booth at the New York State Fair.

Join us at the New York State Fair!
Once again, CSEA has a booth at the New York State Fair, which runs through September 2. Our booth is in the Center of Progress Building. Stop by and say hi – members can sign in at our kiosk and get a free giveaway!

 

 

 

 

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Screenshot of CSEA President Danny Donohue being interviewed by New York State Public Radio’s Karen DeWitt on “New York Now.” Click on the photo to watch the interview, which starts at the 12:36 mark.

CSEA President Danny Donohue appears on ‘New York Now’
CSEA President Danny Donohue recently appeared on “New York Now,” a co-production of WMHT and the Times Union. Donohue was interviewed by Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio, and discussed his time as CSEA President, the current state of unions and his perspective on the future of labor. The interview can be seen by clicking on the link below. The interview starts at the 12:36 mark in the program.
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CSEA applauds new bus safety stop-arm camera law
CSEA, representing thousands of school bus drivers and monitors across the state, applauds the signing of legislation allowing the use of cameras on school buses. This legislation will capture vehicles that illegally pass stopped school buses and provide for increased penalties for violators.
“We hear from our school bus drivers every day about drivers who illegally pass their stopped buses, putting the children they drive at risk,” CSEA President Danny Donohue said. “Our bus drivers and monitors are constantly on the watch to protect them, but we can never be too safe. We applaud the Governor for signing this bill, which will give law enforcement a great tool to prosecute people who put our school children at risk.”

 

Members of the State Unified Court System negotiating team count contract extension ballots. From left, Region IV Judiciary Local President Scott Gartland; Negotiating Team member and Region VI Judiciary Local activist Bob Pazik; Region I Judiciary Local President Diane Hansen; Region V Judiciary Local President Don Lynskey, and Capital Region Judiciary Local President Nicki Ventresca-Cohen.

Members of the State Unified Court System negotiating team count contract extension ballots. From left, Region IV Judiciary Local President Scott Gartland; Negotiating Team member and Region VI Judiciary Local activist Bob Pazik; Region I Judiciary Local President Diane Hansen; Region V Judiciary Local President Don Lynskey, and Capital Region Judiciary Local President Nicki Ventresca-Cohen.

Judiciary members overwhelmingly ratify UCS contract extension
CSEA Judiciary members across the state overwhelmingly ratified a one-year contract extension with the Unified Court System. The contract extension runs from April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021. Extension highlights include annual salary schedule increase for all employees in the unit, increases to longevity payments, location pay increases, Security and Law Enforcement Differential (SLED) payment increases and an increase in Family Sick Leave, line of duty leave, bereavement leave, increased contribution to the Employee Benefit Fund and more.
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Register for the 2019 Annual Delegates Meeting
Registration is now open for the 2019 Annual Delegates Meeting in Verona, New York. You can find more information or register at https://cseany.org/event-landing.

 

 

CSEA President Danny Donohue addresses our union's Board of Directors in Albany on July 25, 2019.

CSEA President Danny Donohue addresses our union’s Board of Directors in Albany on July 25, 2019.

A Special Announcement from President Danny Donohue
At the recent meeting of CSEA’s Board of Directors, CSEA President Danny Donohue officially announced that he will not seek reelection to another term as statewide president in our union’s upcoming 2020 officer elections.

Donohue, now serving in his seventh term and 25th year, is CSEA’s longest-serving president, having first been elected to the position in 1994. Click on the link to read the statement he wrote for CSEA’s members being published in our union’s newspaper, The Work Force.
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CSEA President Danny Donohue administers the oath of office on July 24, 2019 to new Southern Region President Anthony Adamo.

CSEA President Danny Donohue administers the oath of office on July 24, 2019 to new Southern Region President Anthony Adamo.

Anthony M. Adamo becomes CSEA Southern Region President
Anthony M. Adamo is the new president of the CSEA Southern Region. Adamo, who has served as president of CSEA SUNY New Paltz Local since 2009, was sworn into office on Wednesday, July 24, by CSEA President Danny Donohue.
Adamo is stepping up as region president following the retirement of Billy Riccaldo, who has served as Southern Region President since January 2008.
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CSEA member Jacob Furtner, a pure water technician at Monroe County, monitors a pump designed to remove algae and E. coli from beach waters along Lake Ontario. (Photo by Ove Overmyer)

July-August Work Force: CSEA members respond to flooding
The July-August Work Force is available to read online. In this edition, we focus on the hard work that our members are doing to respond to flooding along Lake Ontario. Also included: a special announcement by CSEA President Danny Donohue; CSEA member volunteers and staff reach out to Nassau Municipal Employees Local members; a new state park celebrates former U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm; CSEA and other unions fight for fair parking fees at SUNY Downstate and much more!
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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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graduation_capCSEA announces 2019 statewide scholarship recipients
We are proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarships, Pearl Insurance and MetLife Insurance Company Scholarships. Each year, our union presents the scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are eligible dependents of CSEA members. Congratulations to all of the recipients!
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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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For more resources see our CSEA Never Quit Toolkit.

 

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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Check out our CSEA Never Quit Toolkit to 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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