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CSEA’s Southern Region covers seven counties across the greater Hudson Valley area, representing workers in state government, local government, school districts, libraries, public authorities, and the private sector. The region has approximately 37,000 members across the following counties: Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, Putnam, Dutchess, Westchester, and Rockland.

A special message from President Mary E. Sullivan

CSEA members work hard every day, and all year long. A day or even a month of appreciation doesn’t quite seem like enough to adequately express my gratitude for your commitment and dedication. 

Please watch this fun and creative video – which I think highlights the variety of the work CSEA members do on behalf of all New Yorkers. Enjoy and share it with your fellow CSEA members, friends and families. 

Thank you for All You Do!

Mary E. Sullivan, CSEA President

Be Union Strong with discounted tickets to Yankees, Mets games

The New York State AFL-CIO is sponsoring Union Strong events with discounted tickets to New York Yankees and New York Mets games! Tickets for Union Strong Weekend at the New York Yankees and Union Strong Night at the New York Mets are on sale now! Discounted tickets are available for union members and their families/friends, and they come with a free t-shirt. Come enjoy a game with your union family!
July 21, at 7:05 p.m. at the New York Yankees
July 22, at 1:05 p.m. at the New York Yankees
July 23, at 1:35 p.m. at the New York Yankees
September 2, at 7:10 p.m. at the New York Mets

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Welcome to CSEA, Storm King Art Center workers!


We’re thrilled to welcome workers at Storm King Art Center in New Windsor to CSEA! Read media coverage of our union victory by clicking here.

Workers at the world-renowned outdoor sculpture park, a popular tourist site in the Hudson Valley, recently voted to join our union. They’re part of a growing number of cultural workers from museums, libraries and zoos that have been organizing unions in their workplaces in record numbers.

“We are thrilled to welcome the workers of Storm King Art Center into our CSEA family,” said CSEA Southern Region President Anthony M. Adamo. “Not only do these workers have the support of their fellow CSEA members in the Hudson Valley and across New York State, they are also part of a strong coalition within our international union AFSCME known as Cultural Workers United, which allows them to connect and collaborate with other cultural workers organizing their workplaces.”

CSEA also recently welcomed workers at the Utica Zoo to our union family, as we welcome more and more cultural workers into our ranks. In New York City, AFSCME affiliate unions represent the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Natural History and the Central Park Zoo, just to name a few unionized cultural sites.

Worker memorial vigil is reminder of need for work zone safety

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On April 28, we remembered all fallen workers on Workers Memorial Day. CSEA Town of Yorktown Unit member Jake Arcara was remembered during a worker vigil held May 2 in White Plains, sponsored by the Westchester-Putnam Central Labor Body, AFL-CIO. Arcara’s co-worker spoke on behalf of her fellow CSEA members in Yorktown, speaking about Jake and sharing memories of working with him, as well as issuing a moving reminder of work zone safety. Arcara died on the job last September when he was hit while doing his job in a work zone.

Click here to read more about Arcara and how the Town of Yorktown has changed its policies to ensure worker safety in work zones.

CSEA is committed to raising awareness of work zone safety. Click here to view a video created in honor of National Work Zone Awareness Week. Remember, when you’re driving through a work zone: stay alert, stay patient, and don’t zone out.


Scholarships available for graduating high school seniors!

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CSEA members working within the Southern Region who are the parents or guardians of students graduating high school this year may have their children apply for our Southern Region Scholarships. Each year, four graduating seniors are the recipients of $1,000 scholarships to help them further their education. This is just another benefit of being CSEA!


Please read the application closely and be sure to submit all requested information. Parents and guardians must be CSEA members in good standing. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2023. Anyone with questions may call the Southern Region Office at (845) 831-1000.

Region conference dates for 2023 announced

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We’re excited to announce the dates and locations of our two Southern Region conferences for 2023. Further details will be sent to local and unit presidents via email, so be sure you have your email address on file at
  • Spring Conference: June 9-11 at the Surfside on the Lake resort in Lake George
    • Registration is now closed for the Spring Conference. Stay tuned for details on the Fall Conference.
  • Fall Conference: October 26-29 at the Kartrite Resort & Waterpark in Monticello

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