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2023 NYSHIP premium rates released for state employees

The New York State Department of Civil Service has released the 2023 Empire Plan and NYSHIP enrollee biweekly premium rates.
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CSEA Western Region veterans event in Buffalo

Honoring our veterans

CSEA members across the state recently participated in Veterans Day events to honor those who have served, or are serving, in uniform. To see photos from your region’s events, click on the link for your region’s Facebook page.

In image at left, from left to right, CSEA Western Region Executive Vice President Tim Finnigan and CSEA Statewide Veterans Committee Chair Amy Owczarczak honor veterans at a ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park.
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CSEA holds 112th Annual Delegates Meeting

During our union’s 112th Annual Delegates Meeting, CSEA delegates and officers from across the state attended numerous workshops designed to help them build their leadership and union skills, conducted important union business, honored outstanding CSEA activists and heard remarks from Gov. Kathy Hochul, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, State Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, AFSCME International President Lee Saunders and AFSCME International Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride.
In image at right, CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan addresses the 112th Annual Delegates Meeting, as shown in this screenshot from the video recap of the meeting.
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CSEA activists honored at CSEA’s 112th Annual Delegates Meeting

At the 112th Annual Delegates Meeting, CSEA honored outstanding members for their achievements in our union! The honorees are listed below. In image at right, from left to right, CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan presents the PEOPLE Cup to the Central Region for being the region that recruited the most new PEOPLE members. Central President Kenny Greenleaf accepted on behalf of the region.
Images of the honorees are below:

Nadra Floyd Award: Sirlentor Berry, President, St. Christopher’s of Sea Cliff/SCO Family of Services Local
Membership Achievement Award: Justin Blasich, secretary, Town of Hempstead Local
Danny Donohue Leadership Awards:
Local Government: John Brown, president, Oneida County Educational Employees Local
Private Sector: Caryn March, president, Schenectady County Community Action Inc. Local
State Government: Shana Davis, Capital Region Executive Vice President

Polar Cap Award: Central Region
PEOPLE Recruiter of the Year: Ali Cottrell
PEOPLE Cup: Central Region

SUNY Upstate Medical University Local President Ali Cottrell was named the PEOPLE Recruiter of the Year. From left to right are CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, SUNY Upstate Medical University Local President Ali Cottrell, Statewide PEOPLE Committee Chair Betty Jo Johnson and Central Region President Kenny Greenleaf.

St. Christopher’s of Sea Cliff/SCO Family of Services Local President Sirlentor Berry received the Nadra Floyd Award for Organizing. From left, CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, St. Christopher’s of Sea Cliff/SCO Family of Services Local President Sirlentor Berry, Statewide Membership Committee Chair Guadalupe Johnson and Long Island Region President Jerry Laricchiuta.

Schenectady County Community Action Inc. Local President Caryn March received the Danny Donohue Leadership Award for Private Sector. From left to right are CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, Schenectady County Community Action Inc. Local President Caryn March and Capital Region President Ron Briggs.

Town of Hempstead Local Secretary Justin Blasich received the Membership Achievement Award. From left, CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, Town of Hempstead Local Secretary Justin Blasich, Statewide Membership Committee Chair Guadalupe Johnson and Long Island Region President Jerry Laricchiuta.

Oneida County Educational Employees Local President John Brown received the Danny Donohue Leadership Award for Local Government. From left to right are CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, Oneida County Educational Employees Local President John Brown and Central Region President Kenny Greenleaf.

Capital Region Executive Vice President Shana Davis received the Danny Donohue Leadership Award for State Government. From left to right are CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, Capital Region Executive Vice President Shana Davis and Capital Region President Ron Briggs.

CSEA celebrates 112th anniversary

On Oct. 24, 1910, group of New York State workers met at the state Capitol and formed an organization intended to advance the concept of merit and fitness in the state civil service system and to improve the working lives of state employees.

As we mark our union’s 112th anniversary this year, we are still committed to the same core values that helped us form our union, including fighting for fair pay, strong benefits, retirement security and safer working conditions. While the fight continues in our second century, we are stronger than ever.
Read more about our union’s storied history

Free Medical Alert System for Veterans

Medicare Advantage (Part C), a privately offered alternative to Original Medicare (Parts A and B), has grown in popularity over the years. Despite the growing popularity of Medicare Advantage, some seniors face obstacles that prevent them from truly understanding how it works and who it benefits. Latitude USA offers a special medical alert system for veterans who order theirs through the VA. To learn more about this device and other benefits, please visit our CSEA Veterans Resources page.

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New webinar available

CSEA has a brand-new webinar available for activists interested in our governance process, How to properly write and submit proposed resolutions or amendments to CSEA’s Constitution & By-Laws. It will prepare viewers to properly write proposed resolutions and/or amendments to CSEA’s governing documents that, if approved, may be voted on at our Annual Delegates Meeting this October.

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Download the Updated My CSEA smartphone app!

We’ve just launched a completely updated version of our popular My CSEA smartphone app, available for both Apple and Android devices, which keeps you even more connected to our union and provides important information about your representation and benefits. It’s all just a touch away!

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Latest CSEA News

May 25, 2022 – Statement from CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan on the Texas school shooting

May 19, 2022 – Statement from CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan on the recent hate crimes in Buffalo

May 5, 2022 – Northeast Parent and Child Society workers vote to unionize

April 11, 2022 – CSEA joins state agencies in recognizing National Work Zone Awareness Week

April 4, 2022 – Paying attention to safety for all workers: A message from CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan

March 1, 2022 – Unions make the difference for women in the workplace: A message from CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan

January 25, 2022 – CSEA Supports Kathy Hochul’s Election for Governor

January 14, 2022 – AFSCME Delegates Election – Notice of nomination & election posted

January 13, 2022 – CSEA Endorses DiNapoli for NYS Comptroller

January 13, 2022 – CSEA Endorses Schumer for U.S. Senate

January 3, 2022 – Downloadable Leave Accrual tracking sheets now available

January 1, 2022 – Optimistic for the year ahead: A message from CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan

December 27, 2021 – Important Update to the Flex Spending Accounts for State Employees

December 6, 2021 – Hopeful for the year ahead: A message from CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan

November 22, 2021 – See 2022 Empire Plan and NYSHIP rates for state employees

November 9, 2021 – CSEA: New York’s correctional facility closures must not harm workers, communities

September 26, 2021 – Following assaults at State youth facility, union demands State OCFS take immediate steps to protect workers

September 24, 2021 – CSEA wins temporary restraining order against state Court System to temporarily halt vaccine mandate imposed without negotiations

September 6, 2021 – A Labor Day message from CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan

August 29, 2021 – CSEA joins Governor in unveiling memorial to fallen highway workers

August 10, 2021 – Statement from CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan welcoming incoming Governor Kathy Hochul

August 5, 2021 – Statement from CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

July 28, 2021 – Statement from CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan on Governor Cuomo’s announcement regarding vaccine-or-test policy

July 13, 2021 – FOR STATE EMPLOYEES: Extension of DCAA claims grace period

July 1, 2021 – Private Sector Beck Notice

 

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Western Region 6 members joined local veterans outside the African American Veterans Monument during their annual Veterans Day ceremony on November 12.