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In this June photo, St. Lawrence Retirees Local President Joe Cosentino discusses his installment in the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.

CSEA mourns loss of longtime retiree local president Joe Cosentino
We are mourning the loss of longtime Central Region activist and St. Lawrence County Retirees Local president Joe Cosentino, 89, who passed away on Aug. 10. A World War II Navy veteran, he was very active in veterans affairs and was recently profiled in the CSEA Retiree News after being installed in the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. Our thoughts are with his loved ones.
Read more about Cosentino’s life and service to our union


Photo: CC-BY-SA-3.0/Matt H. Wade at Wikipedia

Read This Week in Albany
In the latest edition of This Week in Albany includes an update on the status of bills that the legislature passed earlier this year, as well as a reminder that the deadline to register to vote in the Sept. 13 primaries is Aug. 19.
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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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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.
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WF_July August Page 1July-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.
Read the July-August Work Force


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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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Erie County Local activist Judi Knight receives the 2015 Nadra Floyd Award.


Nassau County Local activist Lynne Kramer receives the 2015 Membership Achievement Award.

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



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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