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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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CSEA President Danny Donohue addresses the 108th Annual Delegates Meeting.

December Work Force: We are union, we are strong!
The December Work Force is available to read online. In this edition, we cover the 108th Annual Delegates Meeting, including union business, sessions, awards and other highlights. Also in this edition: SUNY Downstate Local members stand together to regain lost comp time; Sullivan County Jail Unit members stand in solidarity for a fair contract; member profiles on CSEA Levittown School District Unit 1st Vice President and Excelsior Award recipient Michael Gunn and Nassau County Local President and CSEA Local Government Mission Achievement Award Jerry Laricchiuta and much more!
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Greenleaf becomes Central Region President
CSEA welcomes Ken Greenleaf as our new Central Region President.
Greenleaf, who previously served as the region’s executive vice president, has taken the place of former Region President Colleen Wheaton, who recently retired.
Greenleaf has worked for the Hannibal Central School District in Oswego County for 34 years, most recently as a cleaning supervisor, and has been a CSEA activist since his unit joined our union in 1996. Until becoming region president, he had served Hannibal Central School District Unit President for the past 20 years and has served in numerous other region and Oswego County Local offices, as well as on CSEA’s Board of Directors
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Delegates are hard at work.

Keeping our union strong: 108th Annual Delegates Meeting
CSEA delegates recently completed important union business to keep CSEA strong during our 108th Annual Delegates Meeting.
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PERB upholds decision on state promotional exam fees
The state Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) recently upheld an administrative law judge’s decision ordering New York State to cease and desist from requiring CSEA members represented in our Administrative Services Unit (ASU), Institutional Services Unit (ISU) and Operational Services Unit (OSU) to pay for promotional civil service examinations.
PERB also ordered the state to refund the examination fees, along with interest, to all covered employees who have taken promotional exams since the state unilaterally implemented the fee in March 2009.
PERB’s decision also affects state employees represented by two other unions.
State officials will be required to negotiate any future promotional exam fees with CSEA and the other affected unions.
The state has 30 days to seek judicial review of PERB’s decision.
“This decision helps bring fairness to our members employed with New York State who were seeking to advance their careers,” CSEA President Danny Donohue said. “I applaud our in-house Legal Department for steadfastly pursuing justice for our members over the past nine years. This is yet another example of how a strong union can truly make a difference.”




CSEA President Danny Donohue’s Statement on the Passing of Western Region President Flo Tripi
“It is with the deepest sadness CSEA mourns the loss of Florence ‘Flo’ Tripi, President of CSEA’s Western Region.
Flo was active in CSEA for 50 years, serving as a passionate activist and an effective leader. She held elected office for 18 years as CSEA Western Region President. One of our union’s strongest advocates, Flo used her voice to make life better in our communities and in our union. Flo never backed down, stood tall and never failed to represent our members with dignity and heart, by whom she was most beloved.
I am personally deeply saddened by this news. Flo was one of our brightest stars, and a dear, close friend.  Flo was an inspiration to everyone around her. She was a passionate leader and a powerful force in representing CSEA members.”
Read Donohue’s full statement
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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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2018 leave accrual sheets now available
Leave accrual sheets for state employees and other CSEA members are now available. Leave accruals are an important contractual benefit that we negotiate for you. You can help guarantee the accuracy of your individual accruals by tracking your leave activities throughout the year.
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CSEA member Ted Forker cuts electric bill to nearly zero
Watch this video about Ted Forker’s recent decision to go solar with CSEA and American Solar Partners and how it was a game changer for his family!


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