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CSEA accepting Irene Carr Leadership Award nominations
Do you know someone who we can count on to take the lead, speak out and take action on issues of concern to women and families today? These are the individuals CSEA honors with the Irene Carr Leadership Award. Nominations are currently being accepted for this award.
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jan_17_wf_stormsafety_graphic_smallWhen the storm hits, help us all stay safe
When severe winter weather makes our roads treacherous, CSEA members head into the storm to keep New Yorkers safe. Whether you work or travel on our roads, click on the link below for tips on how to stay safe.
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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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Work Force January 2017 Cover

Central Region Judiciary Local President Don Lynskey, left, and Central Region Judiciary Local 1st Vice President Ian Spencer, right, hold up Ian Spencer Jr. as all three take the Polar Plunge into Oneida Lake.

January Work Force: CSEA members take the plunge
The January 2017 Work Force is online now! In this edition, we highlight winter storm snowplow safety. Other features include Capital Region members taking action for a fairer Troy budget, CSEA and Newburgh community members standing strong for justice and profiles on CSEA Mission Achievement Award recipient Linda Stiefel and Excelsior Award recipient Jerry Flanagan.
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graduation_capCSEA announces 2016 McDonough Scholarship recipients
CSEA recently presented our annual Thomas H. McDonough Memorial Scholarship for Continuing Studies to six children of union members (one in each region). Congratulations to all of the recipients.
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CSEA Western New York Psychiatric Center Local President Tom Weston stands in support of maintaining children’s psychiatric services at the West Seneca center at a news conference on Nov. 22, 2016.

CSEA, allies concerned over plan to move children’s psychiatric services
CSEA is expressing strong concerns over the state’s plan to move Western New York Children’s Psychiatric Center patients and services to the adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center after state officials recently announced that they had put out Requests for Proposals to build a separate children’s unit at the Buffalo facility.
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CSEA delegates who are U.S. military veterans lead the Pledge of Allegiance at Friday’s closing session of our 106th Annual Delegates Meeting. Holding the microphone, front center, is CSEA Statewide Veterans Committee Chair Maryann Phelps.

CSEA 106th Annual Delegates Meeting ends; building energy, urgency and action for our future begins
Our delegates’ excitement stayed strong as the 106th Annual Delegates Meeting concluded today.
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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


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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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