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See details of CSEA’s tentative agreement with New York state
CSEA has reached a tentative five-year agreement with New York state.
See full details of the agreement. You will need your CSEA Member ID number to access this page.
In the coming weeks, our state negotiating team will be meeting with members around the state.
Visit to get dates, times and locations of meetings in your region. Keep checking here for meeting information – the page will be updated as more meetings are set.
Governor Cuomo announces five-year contract agreement with CSEA


clean_up_floodsAffected by flooding? Download our free CSEA Clean-Up Safety app!
Were you affected by the recent flooding in the Utica or Hoosick Falls areas? Cleaning up after floods is potentially dangerous. Get CSEA’s FREE Clean-Up Safety App on iTunes or Google Play to have safety info at your fingertips.
We also have clean-up safety information available on our website. Click here for more!




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July-August Work Force: CSEA members go green
The July-August Work Force is out and available for you to read online! In this edition, we focus on our members’ key role in maintaining our public parks and other facilities to help New Yorkers have a fun, safe summer without making a major dent to our wallets. Also in this edition: our members get important training on the Constitutional Convention vote, our members employed at the Sullivan County Jail work for retirement equity, members across the state honor our veterans and much more!
CSEA Work Force website



graduation_capCSEA announces 2017 statewide scholarship recipients
CSEA is proud to announce the recipients of our 2017 statewide scholarships, awarded to graduating high school seniors who are the dependents of CSEA members. Congratulations and good luck to all of the recipients.
See list of this year’s recipients



Western Region President Flo Tripi, left, and Acting CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, right, congratulate Erie County Local President Denise Szymura, center, on receiving the Irene Carr Leadership Award.

Mission Possible: CSEA women strengthen our union
At the CSEA Statewide Women’s Conference, hundreds of our members were inspired and empowered as they got the tools we need to keep our union moving forward in the face of challenges.
See conference photos
In committee photo: Back row, CSEA Statewide Women’s Committee member Sabrina Mitchell, Statewide Secretary Denise Berkley, Women’s Committee member Delphine Moultrie, AFSCME UDW Local 3930’s Johanna Hester, Women’s Committee member Sally Heater, Women’s Committee member Michele Martin, CSEA Acting President (and Women’s Committee Officer Liaison) Mary E. Sullivan, Women’s Committee member Bernadette Giambra and Women’s Committee member Faye Wilkie-Fields. Front row, Women’s Committee Chair Karen Pecora and committee Staff Adviser Sharon Lovelady-Hall.





Call for entries: Nadra Floyd, Membership Achievement Awards
CSEA is seeking entries for two awards that honor members who help grow our union: the Nadra Floyd Award for Organizing and the Membership Achievement Award.
Learn more and download nomination forms





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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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UPDATE: State Executive Branch Longevity Lump Sum Checks
CSEA is currently in discussions with the State Comptroller’s office in an effort to resolve issues with the longevity payments to State Executive Branch members. Stay tuned for more details.

Important notice regarding State Executive Branch Longevity Lump Sum checks
Members in the State Executive Branch receiving Longevity Lump Sum checks should be aware that the state has taxed those payments using the Supplemental Flat Rate (25 percent federal and 9.62 percent New York State tax rates), which typically results in larger tax withholdings. If this results in an “over” withholding, you will receive a tax refund next year. This is not something CSEA negotiated or was aware of prior to its implementation.

* Because the state unilaterally implemented this change without notice, discussion or negotiation with CSEA, we are exploring all of our available options, including a potential Improper Practice Charge and/or grievance.*


New York State Budget
The governor and legislature reached an agreement on a full 2017-18 state budget after operating under a short-term budget extender for a week. CSEA was able to fight back many of the more harmful proposals in the governor’s Executive Budget, while also successfully advocating for several proposals that will help CSEA members.
Read our budget summary



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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