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
Registration opens for 2024 Fishkill Polar Plunge
SIGN UP FOR FEBRUARY 2024 POLAR PLUNGE
Members in the Southern Region are encouraged to support Special Olympics New York by participating in the Fishkill Polar Plunge, which is scheduled for February 17, 2024 at Sharpe Reservation (Camp Mariah) in Fishkill. Sign up for our team or make a donation at https://tinyurl.com/FishkillPlunge2024.
Whether you’re up for taking the plunge into the chilly waters at Sharpe Reservation or you prefer to stand on the sidelines and cheer on those taking the jump, you’re encouraged to join Team CSEA Region 3 and raise funds for to benefit Special Olympics athletes.
Resources available through CSEA’s Occupational Safety and Health Department
Our CSEA Occupational Safety and Health Department has a variety of resources available for members and activists. One of those is a catalogue of fact sheets devoted to numerous safety-related topics. The fact sheets available includes ones on confined space entry, hazard control and PPE, indoor air quality, ticks and Lyme disease, and numerous other topics. Click here to review the list of available fact sheets and download printable PDF copies that may be shared at your worksite.
Keep up to date on safety-related topics by signing up for The Safety Net, an e-newsletter from CSEA that provides the latest info on safety trainings and events, breaking safety-related news, and other available resources. Click here to sign up for The Safety Net.
Officers with upcoming membership meetings may also reach out to our Occupational Safety and Health Specialist Jane Meunier-Gorman at (845) 831-1000 if they are interested in having any safety-related presentations.
Region scholarship applications open for 2024
Applications are now being accepted for our 2024 Southern Region College Scholarships. Each year, we award four $1,000 college scholarships to graduating seniors whose parents or guardians are CSEA members working in the Southern Region.
The deadline for applications is March 29, 2024. Anyone with questions may contact our office at (845) 831-1000.
Over 130 gather for Southern Region Fall Conference
Our Southern Region Fall Conference made a real splash, with over 130 activists from across the seven counties of our region taking part in a long weekend of union education.
Thanks to our Southern Region Education and Training Committee, conference participants enjoyed a number of workshops never before presented at one of our region conferences. Presenting fresh material is an important way to engage even the most seasoned CSEA activists, since there is always something new to learn!
The weekend’s plenary session featured a thoughtful and thought-provoking discussion with NYS Supreme Court Justice Meagan Galligan, Orange County Sheriff Paul Arteta, and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Senior Investigator Corinne Pitt. They covered a number of timely topics including the opioid epidemic, drug and DWI treatment courts, scam prevention, and an important explanation of the realities of human trafficking.
One workshop took a look back at the Covid-19 pandemic and how it has impacted us long-term. As part of the workshop, attendees were encouraged to decorate a wooden butterfly in honor of a CSEA member, family or friend lost to Covid. That memorial will be on display at the Southern Region Office in Beacon.
Southern Region Upcoming Events
- Fishkill Polar Plunge: February 17, 2024. More details TBA.