Congrats Metro Region Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to the three outstanding CSEA Metropolitan Region recipients of the Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship: Althea Lawrence (Parent, Pat Dixon-Lawrence); Umar Rehman (Parent, Nury Rivadeneira); and Maxwell Preudhomme (Parent, Eugene Preudhomme). Umar and Althea were presented with the award and a certificate during a ceremony at the CSEA Metropolitan office attended by CSEA Metro Region President Lester Crockett, Regional Secretary Delphne Moultrie, Regional 2nd Vice President Donald Bryant and Regional Office Manager Jessie McQueen.

    New discount for Bronx Zoo & other NYC sites

    BronxZoo

    CSEA members are now eligible to receive a 20 percent off discount on pre-paid tickets to the Bronx Zoo and its sister properties across New York City!

    This discount is eligible only for pre-paid tickets purchased via CSEA’s online ordering site, linked below.

    The Wildlife Conservation Society is offering CSEA members this discount to its five NYC-area properties:

    • Bronx Zoo
    • New York Aquarium
    • Central Park Zoo
    • Prospect Park Zoo
    • Queens Zoo

    Click here and then enter code CSEA to access our online e-store.

      Fight for $15 Day of Action

      Currently, nearly 64 million hardworking Americans are making less than $15 an hour / poverty wages.

      On April 4, 2016, 10 million workers won a path to $15 because we joined forces and demanded change.

      This April 14th is our opportunity to send a very loud and clear message that our fight goes far beyond wages. We will not stop until ALL workers are at a $15 minimum and have a Union. We are just getting started!

      Join us on our next Global Day Of Action! Let us celebrate the historic victory, continue the fight to hold large corporations like McDonalds accountable for driving down standards for all workers and show the world that we are united and unstoppable!

      Please give us your info here and RSVP at http://bit.ly/April14FF15 More updates soon.

      March will kick-off at 5:30pm sharp.

      DOWNLOAD, PRINT AND SHARE FLYER BELOW

      Actualización:

      Actualmente, casi 64 millones de trabajadores Americanos están ganando menos de $15 la hora / un sueldo de pobreza.

      El 4 de Abril del 2016, 10 millones de ellos ganaron un camino a $15 porque nos unimos y exigimos cambio.

      Este 14 de Abril es nuestra oportunidad de mandar un mensaje fuerte que nuestra lucha va mucho mas allá de un sueldo. No dejaremos de luchar hasta que TODOS los trabajadores ganen un mínimo de $15 y tengan una Unión. Solo estamos iniciando esta lucha!

      Acompáñanos en nuestro próximo día de acción global! Celebremos la victoria histórica, continuemos la lucha y hagamos responsable a corporaciones como McDonald’s por bajar los estándares para todos los trabajadores y demostremos al mundo que estamos unidos y imposible de detener!

      Por favor danos tu información y regístrate aquí http://bit.ly/April14FF15 Mas actualizaciones próximamente.

      La marcha empezara a las 5:30pm en punto.

      Fight for 15 4-14-16 final flyer

        Volunteer for Hillary

        The following are sites here in NYC to volunteer to help Hillary Clinton for the upcoming NY Primary on Tuesday, April 19th. We need all hands on deck! Please tell me what sites and times you can give some time to help. Please reach out to members and activists. I will be following up by phone. Please contact Region 2 Political Action Coordinator Matt D’Amico if you have any questions. Thank you.

        Bronx

        Bronx Democratic County Committee

        1640 Eastchester Road

        Times:

        Sat., April 9th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Sun., April 10th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Sat., April 16th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Sun., April 17th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Mon., April 18th: 7am, 5pm
        Tue., April 19th: 7am, 5pm
        Brooklyn
        Progressive Democrats of Central Brooklyn
        1123 Nostrand Avenue
        Times:
        Sat., April 9th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Sun., April 10th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Sat., April 16th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Sun., April 17th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Mon., April 18th: 7am, 5pm
        Tue., April 19th: 7am, 5pm
        Manhattan
        United Federation of Teachers
        52 Broadway (Downtown)
        Times:
        Sat., April 9th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Sun., April 10th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Sat., April 16th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Sun., April 17th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Mon., April 18th: 7am, 5pm
        Tue., April 19th: 7am, 5pm
        1199 SEIU
        310 W. 43rd Street (Midtown)
        Times:
        Sat., April 9th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Sun., April 10th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Sat., April 16th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Sun., April 17th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Mon., April 18th: 7am, 5pm
        Tue., April 19th: 7am, 5pm
        Queens
        IBEW Local 3
        158-11 Jewel Avenue
        Flushing
        Times:
        Sat., April 9th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Sun., April 10th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Sat., April 16th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Sun., April 17th: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
        Mon., April 18th: 7am, 5pm
        Tue., April 19th: 7am, 5pm

          New Partnership Class

          Sign up and spread the word on our new Partnership Classes! Download information at this link:

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            Region 2 Marches in Veteran’s Day Parade

            Metropolitan Region President Lester Crockett, Regional Veteran’s Committee Chair Donald Bryant and several other members and activists at the Annual Veteran’s Day Parade.

            “It’s always an an honor and a pleasure to give thanks and salute those veterans that have served our country and those who have a paid the ultimate price for our freedoms,” said President Crockett.

              Nov. 10th Day of Action – Fight for $15 and a Union

              JOIN US ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH

              AT 4 PM, FOLEY SQUARE

              Too many American workers-whether they are fast-food workers, child care workers, home care workers, airport workers or adjunct professors-are paid too little to support their families. Wages have been stagnant for too long, hurting families, communities and the economy- not to mention taxpayers, who are forced to pick up the tab.

              It’s past time for big corporations like McDonald’s and our elected leaders to support $15 and a union for all workers.

              And too many African-Americans and Latinos are dying at the hands of police. It is time for real changes to make sure all Americans are treated with respect and dignity. That includes the millions of immigrants who do some of the toughest jobs in the country. They are the backbone of America, and deserve a chance to move out of the shadows and to become legal residents with a future opportunity for citizenship.

              But our political system is broken.Our elected leaders must work for working people, immigrants and people of color. One year out from Election Day, we are joining together and standing up to take the country back. We’re going to make our voices heard in this election .

              By taking action and speaking out, fast-food workers will demand that McDonald’s and every other fast food company in America raise pay and support union rights.

              But 11/10 will be about more than just an action by fast-food workers demanding $15 and union rights. It will be about America’s 64 million workers who make less than $15 demanding higher pay by any means possible. We don’t care how it happens .Whether it’s corporations raising pay, politicians increasing minimum wages, wage boards, or some other method, this is a demand of people who need a raise. By taking collective action, workers will make $15 and a union a central economic demand of our time .

              “$15 Voters”- the 64 million workers paid less than $15/hour, plus Americans everywhere who want an economy that works again -will show that they are a force that will turn out at the polls in 2016 to raise wages, restore workers’ freedom to stick together in unions, strengthen home care and child care, ensure that Black Lives Matter and fight for comprehensive immigration reform.

              Contact Neil Kelly at the Region 2 office at 212-406-2156 for additional information and please print and share flyer below:

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                Black Lives Matter/Fight for $15: A New Social Movement

                Black Lives Matter and Fight for $15 are linked, growing social movements. As these two movements converge, how are they influencing each other?  What are the chances their convergence might sow the seeds for a broader social and economic justice movement? What obstacles remain?

                Speakers

                • Jelani Cobb, journalist, historian, Director of the Africana Studies Institute, UConn, Hillman Judge
                • Kendall Fells, Fast Food Forward- SEIU/Fight4$15
                • Alicia Garza, National Domestic Workers Alliance, #SayHerName, #BlackLivesMatter

                Introductory remarks by Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor, CUNY, Consortial Faculty, Murphy Institute

                Register here

                 

                  Affordable Childcare Available

                  The New York Union Child Care Coalition has developed a pilot project for working parents to increase access to child care subsidies and quality care in NYC for children up to 13 years of age within qualifying incomes. Please click flyer for more information.

                    Office Assistant Test Prep

                    The CSEA Work Institute has a test prep workshop set up for Saturday, September 23 and 24, 2015 at the Metro Region Office in Manhattan for workers taking the upcoming state Office Assistant 2 exam. State officers and activists, please spread the word!