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SeptemberWF_Sept2016-pg1 Work Force: A moment of truth for at-risk children
The September Work Force examines the urgent need for state legislation that would limit caseloads for child protective services workers who are protecting children from abuse and neglect, highlights CSEA activists’ ongoing fight to Never Quit at AFSCME 42nd International Convention, looks at Guild of Exceptional Children Local members and our allies’ fight for a living wage for those who serve individuals with developmental disabilities and much more.
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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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The latest edition of This Week in Albany includes a list of CSEA’s political endorsements and explanation of our endorsement process, news from the recent New York State AFL-CIO convention, discussion about the state Constitutional Convention referendum that will be before voters in November 2017 and the U.S. Justice Department’s recent decision to end its use of private, for profit prisons for federal inmates.
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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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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.”
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graduation_capCSEA 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.
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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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