CSEA Retiree Locals

To reach your CSEA Retiree Local officers, scroll down to the region in which you live, and call the appropriate CSEA Region office for contact information.

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Long Island Region 1:
Nassau Retirees Local 919
Suffolk Retirees Local 920

To reach local officers, call the Long Island Region office at 631-462-0030.

Metropolitan Region 2:
New York Metropolitan Retirees Local 910

To reach local officers, call the Metropolitan Region office at 212-406-2156.

Southern Region 3:
Dutchess-Putnam Retirees Local 909
Orange-Ulster-Sullivan Retirees Local 917
Rockland Retirees Local 918
Westchester Retirees Local 921

To reach local officers, call the Southern Region office at 845-831-1000 or 800-757-2732 (CSEA).

Capital Region 4:
Adirondack Area Retirees Local 916
Schenectady County Retirees Local 924
Fulton-Montgomery County Retirees Local 925
Capital District Retirees Local 999

To reach local officers, call the Capital Region office at 518-782-4400 or 800-874-7344.

Central Region 5:
Broome, Chenango, Deleware, Otsego County Retirees Local 902
Ithaca Area Retirees Local 905
Syracuse Area Retirees Local 913
Oneida-Madison-Herkimer Tri-County Retirees Local 914
Jefferson-Lewis Counties Retirees Local 915
St. Lawrence County Retirees Local 923

To reach local officers, call the Central Region office at 315-433-0050 or 800-559-7975.

Western Region 6:
Buffalo-Niagara Frontier Retirees Local 903
Steuben, Allegany and Yates Counties Retirees Local 907
Rochester Area Retirees Local 912
Livingston-Wyoming Retirees Local 922

To reach local officers, call the Western Region office at 716-691-6555 or 866-568-7734

State of Florida:
Florida State Retirees West Local 950
Florida State Retirees East Local 951
Florida State Retirees North Local 952

To reach local officers, call CSEA Headquarters at 800-342-4146, ext. 1220.

Federal Issues Update

AFSCME Legislative Weekly Report

November 21, 2016

Headlines include:

  • House and Senate Leadership Elections
  • House Leadership Backs Plan to Put Federal Spending on Auto-Pilot Until April
  • Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP and Student Loans Face Serious Risks
  • TPP Has Stalled – For Now
  • House Passes Legislation Targeting Obama Administration Regulations
  • Legal and Congressional Challenges to New Overtime Rule
  • Court Ruling a Blow to Transparency in Union Organizing Campaigns

Continue reading…

CSEA Monroe County Sheriff Command Unit Ratifies New Deal

Rochester– On November 18, a majority of members of the CSEA Monroe County Sheriff Command Staff voted to ratify the terms and conditions of a tentative collective bargaining agreement that was reached on September 13. Approximately 32 public safety employees in the supervisory unit were working without a contract since the previous deal expired on December 31, 2012. The vote was a mail-in ballot conducted November 1 through November 10. Of the 31 eligible ballots received, 25 voted yes and 6 voted no.

The new five-year deal guarantees a 7.5 percent cost of living increase over the life of the contract. Effective after complete ratification, all employees shall receive a bonus of 1.5 percent of their annual base salary to be paid 60 days following the County Executive’s and Monroe County Legislature’s final approval of the agreement.

Depending on an employee’s hire date, some employees represented by CSEA under this contract will pay a slightly higher contribution percentage for healthcare over time. Additionally, employees who join this bargaining unit after September 13, 2016, must have 20 years of continuous service with the County to qualify for retiree health insurance.

“We would like to express our sincere appreciation to our CSEA members, staff and county management team for their commitment to the negotiations process,” said CSEA spokesperson Ove Overmyer. He added, “The new agreement required compromise and sacrifice on both sides and we believe it’s respectful to both taxpayers and employees alike.”

The new contract will expire December 31, 2021.

This Week in Albany

Week ending November 18, 2016

Legislative Update

Multiple bills were delivered to Governor Cuomo this week, including several of CSEA’s legislative priorities. Bills delivered include:

A.9715 Abbate / S.7120 Golden: This legislation prevents the president of the New York State Civil Service Commission from denying or interfering with collectively bargained rights regarding health insurance buyouts.

9515 – Brennan / S. 7112 – Golden:This legislation would increase transparency and accountability within the Kings County Health Care Facility Demonstration Program.

A.10614 – Abbate / S.8071 – Murphy: This bill would create a performance of duty disability retirement for airport firefighters employed by the Division of Military and Naval Affairs who contract various ailments of the heart, lung or cancer and can no longer perform their duty.

S.7627 – Ortt / A.10557 – Gunther: This legislation would provide that a notice of closure or service reduction in the Office of Mental Health would expire after 13 months so that employees and communities aren’t left twisting in the wind.

No Pay Raise for Legislators

A commission established to consider a pay raise for legislators, agency commissioners, and statewide elected officials met for the final time this week. The commission could not come to an agreement on a proposal, thereby apparently denying any increases.

Election Update

The results of two state senate races on Long Island have not yet been finalized. Senator Carl Marcellino (SD5) has claimed victory, but the race will go to a recount with Marcellino leading by roughly 2,500 votes. Additionally, Senator Michael Venditto (SD8) is currently trailing his opponent by 33 votes. Ballots in that race will be recounted as well. If incumbents win both races the Republican conference will retain its majority in the Senate.

Click here to see (unofficial) election results for races across the state.

Schumer Elected Minority Leader

Democrats in the U.S. Senate elected New York Senator Chuck Schumer to serve as minority leader for the new Congress in 2017. Senator Schumer will have a key role in fighting for New York’s interest under the Trump administration.

Treasurer Training Classes

Check back soon for more information on upcoming treasurer training classes.

Southern Region Veterans Committee hosts commemoration

img_8326-2The Southern Region Veterans Committee hosted a brief ceremony on Nov. 11 to acknowledge the many military veterans that have worked as CSEA members, and acknowledge the incoming members that have recently served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

During the ceremony, held at the Southern Region Office in Beacon, Southern Region Veterans Committee Chair Ed Timberger noted that CSEA continues to work on behalf of all veterans. Our union worked closely with state Sen. Bill Larkin to get the Veterans’ Equality Act signed into law. That new law brings equity for veterans in New York public service seeking to buy back their military time toward retirement; previously, certain conflicts were not included under the law.

Timberger also noted that the region Veterans Committee was working with the State Veterans Home at Montrose to donate recreational items to benefit the veterans residing there.

See more photos from the ceremony by clicking here.

Region conference includes officer installation, new classes

Newly-installed Southern Region officers, with President Danny Donohue.

Newly-installed Southern Region officers, with President Danny Donohue.

The Southern Region Fall Conference, held Nov. 4-6 in Saratoga Springs, was an information-packed weekend that included the installation of the Southern Region executive officers by President Danny Donohue and the introduction of new workshop topics.

President Donohue installed Southern Region President Billy Riccaldo, Executive Vice President Scott Rajczi, 1st Vice President Liz Piraino, 2nd Vice President Anthony Adamo and Secretary Sue Nakutavicius during Friday night’s dinner. Treasurer Tatiana DeLuna Evans was unable to attend due to a work commitment.

The weekend included a variety of workshop topics. Two especially well-received workshops were the Active Shooter Training, offered by a trooper from the New York State Police, and a Mold Awareness workshop, presented by CSEA Industrial Hygienist Mark Stipano. The Pre-Retirement Workshop, offered by a representative of the NYS Retirement System, was also very well-attended. The Southern Region Education and Programs Committee is always open to suggestions for future workshop topics.

Southern Region President Billy Riccaldo thanked all officers and activist taking time out of their busy schedules to attend the conference. He noted that fundraisers held during the conference raised over $1,000 to benefit local backpack programs that send young students in need home from school each weekend with backpacks filled with kid-friendly food.

Click here to see more photos from the conference.

Election Update

November 9, 2016

Presidential Election

Donald Trump pulled a stunning upset over Hillary Clinton and will become the 45th President of the United States. Trump showed especially strong in the “rust belt,” winning Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, and is leading in Michigan. He also won the battleground states of Florida and North Carolina.

Thank you to all the CSEA members who volunteered their time this election season. It is through your efforts that the voices of working people in New York state are heard at the ballot box, and our jobs and benefits are protected.

CSEA-endorsed candidates were very successful at the state level and in the U.S. Senate.

State Senate

Republicans will maintain control of the state senate. CSEA-endorsed candidates performed especially well, with the following candidates winning their races:

  • Carl Marcellino (SD 5)
  • Kemp Hannon (SD 6)
  • Elaine Phillips (SD 7)
  • Terrence Murphy (SD 40)
  • Sue Serino (SD 41)
  • George Amedore (SD 46)
  • Chris Jacobs (SD 60)

CSEA-endorsed incumbent Michael Venditto’s (SD 8) race is still too close to call.

The Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) has grown to seven members after re-elected Senator Jessie Hamilton and newly-elected Senator Marisol Alcantara have agreed to join the conference. It is expected that the IDC will remain in a majority coalition with the Republicans.

State Assembly

Democrats will retain a large majority in the Assembly with 107 members out of 150.


Senator Chuck Schumer was re-elected, and is expected to become the next Senate Minority Leader as Republicans will maintain control of that chamber. Republicans will also keep their majority in the House of Representatives.

More information about these elections will be made available in the coming week.

The 2017 Long Island Region Workshop

The time has come to register for the 2017 Long Island Region Workshop. There are a limited number of room available. Please reserve your room, ASAP.





This Week in Albany

Week ending November 4, 2016


Election Day is this Tuesday, November 8. Polls open at 6AM and close at 9PM.

What time do you plan on voting?

Where is your polling place?

Please remember to get out and vote and encourage your friends and family to do the same. It is critical that we turn out and elect candidates who support our jobs and the services we provide.

Visit our website to see the list of CSEA endorsed candidates and all of our election spotlights.

Don’t Forget to Vote!

Election Spotlight – SD 41

This week, our “Election Spotlight” focuses on the 41st Senate District, covering parts of Dutchess and Putnam Counties. CSEA has endorsed State Senator Sue Serino for reelection.

At a Glance

“This Week in Albany” will return on November 18 with a recap of election results and more information.

As we celebrate Veterans Day next Friday (November 11), CSEA thanks those who serve and have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The men and women who risk their lives as a duty to our nation deserve our recognition and respect.