A Message From Long Island Region President Nick LaMorte

Well, the summer is nearly over and fall is arriving!

If you have the end-of-summer blues, don’t worry. I’m sure the fast pace of the new school year will make you forget all about it.

That’s definitely the case for CSEA school district members who are working tirelessly to create a proper learning environment for our most precious commodity – our children.

From the school support staff who prepares important documents to the custodial staff who cares for school buildings and grounds to the teacher aides who assist in the classrooms, I thank you for watching over our children.

I also want to thank everyone who attended this year’s International Day Festival. As always, the event was a tremendous success. Thanks to everyone who attended our last region golf outing, the Long Island Region was able to assist more than a dozen parents with summer camp fees.

I would also like to congratulate all of the recipients of the Flaumenbaum awards as well as the statewide MetLife Scholarship recipient, who is from our region. I had the pleasure of meeting with the students and their parents at the region office when I presented them with their awards on behalf of CSEA. After just one meeting, I could see their potential. I trust that they will go on to achieve incredible heights in their future endeavors.

The aforementioned scholarships are just a few of the benefits of union membership.

CSEA believes in investing in our members’ future and the future of their families.

Our union understands that the discounts that were exclusively negotiated for CSEA members will help relieve some of your stress that will improve your quality of life. CSEA cares for our members’ welfare, on and off the job.

I’m hoping that you’ll come out to show your union pride at the New York City Labor Day Parade on September 7. The CSEA contingent will be there in full force. I can’t wait to be one of the many CSEA members representing the Long Island Region at the parade. I hope to see you there.

Let’s look forward into our union’s future. Only by working together will unionism survive.

We are united, we are strong and we are forever CSEA!