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The latest edition of This Week in Albany discusses the impending 2017 state property tax cap decrease, the recent Republican National Convention and an update on our fight for important child protective services legislation.
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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.
More about the convention
Controversial Start-up New York program shows dismal results
The Cuomo administration used the long holiday weekend to try to bury the long-awaited news on the dismal progress of its controversial Start-up New York tax giveaway.
July-August Work Force: Veterans Victory
The July-August Work Force takes a look at the recently enacted state Veterans Equality Act and its impact on CSEA members who have served in the armed forces. Also featured in this edition is a look at child protective services workers and the strong need for a recent legislative bill; CSEA members making New Yorkers’ summers more fun and productive through state parks and summer reading programs; the latest on our “Never Quit” campaign and much more.
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CSEA Has Heart: Capital Region members, union staff join Capital Region Heart Walk
We didn’t let wet weather rain on our parade! With umbrellas in hand, CSEA Capital Region members, including region President Ron Briggs, and CSEA staff joined together to raise awareness (and thousands of dollars!) for the American Heart Association. Together, CSEA makes Strong Communities Work!
CSEA is encouraging individuals and union locals to form teams and participate in a Heart Walk near you. Find your local event at www.heartwalk.org. (Some walks already have CSEA teams established.)
The life you save could be your own.
See photos from the Capital Region Heart Walk
More about the Capital Region Heart Walk
CSEA members in Erie County vow to Never Quit
CSEA members in Erie County are vowing to Never Quit our union, including this inspirational message from Nicole Strickland, a mental health therapy aide at Buffalo Psychiatric Center:
“I will never quit. I’m behind the union 100 percent. Having a union has helped me personally; I would not have been able to do it myself. The fact that the union is coming out and supporting us is reassuring. We need to keep getting stronger. You can’t cross a river with half of a bridge – it doesn’t work that way.”
See more inspiration from members and activists
Statement of CSEA President Danny Donohue on signing of Veterans Equality Act
“CSEA achieved a major legislative goal late last night when Governor Cuomo signed the Veterans Equality Act (S. 7160 – Larkin / A. 9531 – Paulin) into law.
This action addresses a long-standing inequity among military veterans serving in the public service and recognizes the importance of respecting all.”
CSEA announces 2016 statewide scholarship recipients
We are proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarships, Pearl Carroll and MetLife Insurance Company Scholarships. Congratulations to all of the recipients.
Call for Entries: Membership Achievement Award & Nadra Floyd Award for Organizing
Do you know a CSEA member, group of members, committee, unit or local that has done the hard work of signing up newly hired employees as CSEA member or converting agency shop fee payers into members? If so, they may be eligible for the CSEA Membership Achievement Award.
Do you know a CSEA member, committee, local or unit who has worked to grow the union’s membership by helping CSEA organize a new group of workers into our union? If so, they may be eligible for the Nadra Floyd Award for Organizing.
Nominations for both awards must be submitted by Aug. 6, 2016.
Learn more and download nomination forms
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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