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Statement on the Governor’s budget proposal from CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan
“CSEA members working for our state and local governments continue providing vital services, even when our state faces challenging budgets. Addressing a six billion dollar deficit will be difficult, but we will work to make sure it doesn’t negatively impact the services and programs New Yorkers rely on.
CSEA opposes the closures of state facilities but will work with the executive and legislative chambers to ensure workers at these facilities have opportunities to continue their careers in state service. We will also work to ensure any changes to our state’s Medicaid program will not harm service recipients or the dedicated workers who provide those services.”

 

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WATCH YOUR MAIL FOR YOUR BLUE ENVELOPE!
Your Vote is Your Voice. Don’t toss that blue envelope!
On January 22, the American Arbitration Association will mail out ballots for our CSEA elections to the homes of all eligible union members. Please watch for yours!
This is your opportunity as a member to vote for your Statewide Officers and, where there are contested races, Region Officers, Board of Directors seats and delegates to the AFSCME International Convention. To review those running for election, please see the December edition of the CSEA Work Force newspaper
When you receive your secret ballot, please take the time to fill it out and return it according to the instructions printed on the back of the ballot. Note: you will NOT need to supply your membership ID number in order to vote. Ballots are due back by February 13. We will announce the successful candidates online on cseany.org and in the March edition of the Work Force.
Please take the time to be involved in our union by making your voice heard and your vote count!

 

CSEA Member Alert
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING UPCOMING CSEA STATEWIDE ELECTIONS
This is a reminder that in order to vote in the upcoming CSEA Statewide Elections, members will not need to write their CSEA Member ID number anywhere on the return ballot. Every eligible member will be mailed a ballot containing all of the races they are eligible to vote in — Statewide Officers, applicable Region Officers (if there’s a race), Board seat (if there’s a race) and AFSCME Delegates (if there’s a race) — and the ballot return slip will include member information that is scanned by the election agency to verify eligibility.
Ballots will be mailed out on January 22, 2020. Please watch for the blue envelope, and take advantage of this opportunity to exercise your right under our union democracy to have your voice heard. We will notify you closer to January 22nd to remind you that ballots are coming.

 

2020 Leave accrual sheets now available for state, local government employees
Leave accruals are an important contractual benefit that our union negotiates for our members. You can help guarantee the accuracy of your individual accruals by tracking your leave activities throughout the year.
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CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan: New year brings new opportunities for our union
Sisters and Brothers:
This new year brings us new opportunities to make a better union that delivers even more value for our members, and I’m excited to be working to make that happen.
Read President Sullivan’s full message

 

 

 

 

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New York State Psychiatric Institute Local members, from left, Giselle Thomas, a food service worker; Seney Batista, an environmental services worker and Rebecca Justiniano, a mental health therapy aide, urge members to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census. (Photo by David Galarza)

January Work Force: Making Workers Count
The January Work Force is available to read online. In this edition, we highlight the importance of participating in the 2020 U.S. Census. Also included: a look at how our Central New York DDSO Local members are making big differences in the lives of the individuals they care for; state Department of Motor Vehicle workers pass a major hurdle in their fight for a safer road test policy; a Putnam County 911 dispatcher is honored for her service and much more!
Read the January 2020 Work Force
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Center, Marie Christian, a CSEA member employed as a public health aide for Albany County, receives gifts for a family in need from Sonja Gaddy, a CSEA Human Resources secretary, left, and CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, right. The gifts were purchased and wrapped by CSEA Headquarters union staff.

Marie Christian, center, a CSEA member and public health aide at the Albany County Department for Children, Youth and Families, receives gifts for a family in need from Sonja Gaddy, a CSEA Human Resources Department assistant, left, and CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, right. The gifts were purchased and wrapped by CSEA Headquarters union staff.

CSEA members, officers and staff show holiday spirit
CSEA generosity and holiday spirit was on full display at our union’s Headquarters in Albany. Union staff partnered with the Albany County Department for Children, Youth and Families to ensure families in need this holiday season will not go without.
Playing a key role in helping these families are CSEA members who work for the county who picked up the donations on Wednesday, December 18, to deliver to the families: Marie Christian, a public health aide; Michelle Barker, a family services specialist and Maria Foglia, also a family services specialist.
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NYSHIP 2020 plan rates for CSEA active New York State, Unified Court System employees
The State Division of Budget has approved the Empire Plan premium rates for 2020. The approval of the rates signals the beginning of the option transfer period for state employees. Click on the link to learn more, see rates and important deadlines.
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CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, left, takes her oath of office, administered by CSEA Capital Region Treasurer Shana Davis, right.

Mary E. Sullivan, left, takes her oath of office, administered by CSEA Capital Region Treasurer Shana Davis, right.

An Historic Moment for our Union
Mary E. Sullivan was sworn in on November 1 as our union’s 24th Statewide President at CSEA’s Albany Headquarters. Mary is only the second woman to serve as our president and the first president to come from our Local Government Division!
Read the press release here
Read our Work Force online coverage
Read President Sullivan’s full biography

 

Information about CSEA’s 2020 Internal Union Elections
Click on the link below to get important information about CSEA’s 2020 Internal Union Elections. Please note that you will need your CSEA Member ID number to access this page.
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Staten Island Developmental Center Local President Jeanette Mitchell accepts this year's Membership Achievement Award.

Staten Island Developmental Center Local President Jeanette Mitchell accepts this year’s Membership Achievement Award.

Forever Union: See photos, video from our 109th Annual Delegates Meeting!
Check out all the action from our 109th Annual Delegates Meeting!
See photos from Day 1
See photos from Day 2
See photos from Day 3
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See photos from Day 5
Watch our CSEA 2019 Annual Delegates Meeting recap video

 

 

 

Sign Up for NYSLRS’ Retirement Online
The New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS) has a new way for you to check your retirement information. Retirement Online gives NYSLRS members and retirees a convenient and secure way to review your benefits and manage your account in real time. To learn more, click on the image at right or visit the
Retirement Online page

 

 

 

Massena Rehabilitation and Nursing Center workers Jo Norman Jill Norman, Amy Ashlaw, Kristy Young, Ebony Turner, Brianna Beauvis, Tracey Sullivan, Amy Cholek, Sandra McGregor, Amy Borisileno, and Christine Tessier request recognition from their employer. (Photo provided by Mandy Ellis.)

Massena Rehabilitation and Nursing Center workers Jo Rushlow, Jill Norman, Amy Ashlaw, Kristy Young, Ebony Turner, Brianna Beauvis, Tracey Sullivan, Amy Cholek, Sandra McGregor, Amy Borisileno, and Christine Tessier request recognition from their employer. (Photo provided by Mandy Ellis.)

Hundreds of new workers join CSEA
One year after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 opinion, an interesting pattern has emerged: non-union workers are seeking to organize into union.
Since May, CSEA has welcomed hundreds of new members into our union family, most working at previously unrepresented worksites.
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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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