CSEA Leaders: new Facebook guidelines available




CSEA leaders looking to establish or freshen-up your online presence on Facebook have a newly-updated resource at your disposal.

Our CSEA Facebook Guidelines has been completely updated by Communications Specialist Mark Kotzin to make it even easier to get your Facebook page up and running.

Download a PDF of our new Facebook Guidelines.



    Nominate our Region’s Activist of the Year!

    Do you know someone who deserves to be honored as our Region “Activist of the Year?” If so, we want you to tell us who!

    We are currently seeking nominations for our Central Region’s first-ever “Activist of the Year” Award. Nominees should exemplify the qualities our union aspires to: someone who encourages power through collective action; demonstrates leadership; promotes union-building, participation and inclusion; and someone who will never quit on our members or our union.

    If you know someone who fits the bill, please download and fill out our nomination form, which must be received by our Central Region Office by April 2. All nominations will be reviewed by our Region Officers, who will select our recipient. The awardee will be announced and presented with her/his award at our Spring Conference in June.

      Apply now for CSEA college scholarships!


      scholarshipIn 2018, CSEA Region 5 will award two $1000 and two $500 College Scholarships to the winners of our 12th annual CSEA Region 5 College Scholarship competition.

      The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are a child, grandchild or legal dependent of a CSEA member in good standing or CSEA Region 5 staff member. Students must be continuing their education at an accredited college/trade school.

      Applications for the scholarship award are currently being accepted until the submission deadline of April 1, 2018.

      Download our scholarship application form

      Union Leaders: Download a poster to promote the scholarship at your workplace



      Building our Power by facing our challenges


      It’s a challenging time for CSEA members: organized wealth is attacking organized workers, trying to take away our freedom to come together and exercise our collective power! They are trying to get rid of unions and hurt working families by making union membership completely voluntary.

      CSEA staff are available to speak to groups of union members about the challenge of voluntary unionism and what it will mean to working families, and how we fight back.

      To schedule a union staff professional to speak at your membership meeting or at a union-sponsored lunch & learn program, please speak to your CSEA Labor Relations Specialist or call our Region Office at (800) 559-7975 and ask to speak to Legislative & Political Coordinator Josh Schick or Communications Specialist Mark Kotzin. Let’s keep our power!



      Leadership Education Materials

      Here are some online guidebooks we’ve prepared to assist our leadership:
      (click on image to view or download materials)


      How-to set up your own CSEA worksite Information Day


      Tips for establishing your union’s online presence


      Articles you can copy and paste to use for your CSEA newsletter, website or blog


      Photo of the Month


      Photo copyright ©2016 by CSEA Communications Specialist Mark Kotzin
      (click on image for a larger photo)


      CSEA Local 615 member Toriano Newson, a cleaner at SUNY Upstate University Hospital’s Community Campus, has pledged to NEVER QUIT his union! Thanks Toriano! We appreciate your support!