Upcoming CSEA Retiree Local events

NOTE: If you would like to add an event, please contact csearetiree@cseainc.org or call CSEA Headquarters at 800-342-4146.


Local 905 Ithaca Area Nov. 14 at the Ithaca Ramada, 2310 N. Triphammer Road, Ithaca. All meetings begin at 12:15 p.m. To register, call Local Secretary Terry Smith at 607-869-5719.

Local 910 New York Nov. 20, 2018, April 16, 2019, June 18, 2019, Sept. 17, 2019 and Nov. 19, 2019 at the Metropolitan Region office, 125 Maiden Lane, 5th floor, Manhattan. Executive Board meeting at 10 a.m.; General Membership Meeting at 1 p.m.

Local 917 Orange-Ulster-Sullivan Nov. 13 and Dec. 11 at 12:30 p.m., Orange County Local 836 office, Middletown. A light lunch will be served.

Local 919 Nassau Nov. 13 and Dec. 4 (holiday meeting) at the Levittown Hall, Levittown Parkway and Beech Lane, Hicksville. Refreshments served at 11:30; meeting starts at noon.

Local 920 Suffolk Nov. 14 at the CSEA Long Island Region Office in Commack.

Local 925 Fulton-Montgomery Nov. 27 at Holiday Inn, Rt. 30A, Johnstown and Dec. 17 Holiday Party at Winner’s Circle, State Highway 5, Fonda. All meetings start at noon. RSVP to Local President Grace Bevington-Eglin at 518-762-2537 or another member listed on your meeting schedule.

Local 950 Florida State West Nov. 28 Holiday meeting, Riverhouse, Palmetto, FL

Local 999 Capital District Dec. 6 Holiday Luncheon Meeting. There will be robocalls in November that will give details about this meeting. Members will not be receiving a newsletter in the mail. We will again be supporting Toys for Tots at this year’s luncheon. Feel free to bring to the luncheon a toy or monetary donation for needy children in our community. We will also be collecting monetary donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Albany County Canine Shield Program.

 

    CSEA Retiree Locals

    To reach your CSEA Retiree Local officers, scroll down to the region in which you live, and call the appropriate CSEA Region office for contact information.

    Unsure of your CSEA Retiree Local? Find out here!


    Long Island Region 1:
    Nassau Retirees Local 919
    Suffolk Retirees Local 920

    To reach local officers, call the Long Island Region office at 631-462-0030.


    Metropolitan Region 2:
    New York Metropolitan Retirees Local 910

    To reach local officers, call the Metropolitan Region office at 212-406-2156.


    Southern Region 3:
    Dutchess-Putnam Retirees Local 909
    Orange-Ulster-Sullivan Retirees Local 917
    Rockland Retirees Local 918
    Westchester Retirees Local 921

    To reach local officers, call the Southern Region office at 845-831-1000 or 800-757-2732 (CSEA).


    Capital Region 4:
    Adirondack Area Retirees Local 916
    Schenectady County Retirees Local 924
    Fulton-Montgomery County Retirees Local 925
    Capital District Retirees Local 999

    To reach local officers, call the Capital Region office at 518-782-4400 or 800-874-7344.


    Central Region 5:
    Broome, Chenango, Deleware, Otsego County Retirees Local 902
    Ithaca Area Retirees Local 905
    Syracuse Area Retirees Local 913
    Oneida-Madison-Herkimer Tri-County Retirees Local 914
    Jefferson-Lewis Counties Retirees Local 915
    St. Lawrence County Retirees Local 923

    To reach local officers, call the Central Region office at 315-433-0050 or 800-559-7975.


    Western Region 6:
    Buffalo-Niagara Frontier Retirees Local 903
    Steuben, Allegany and Yates Counties Retirees Local 907
    Rochester Area Retirees Local 912
    Livingston-Wyoming Retirees Local 922

    To reach local officers, call the Western Region office at 716-691-6555 or 866-568-7734


    State of Florida:
    Florida State Retirees West Local 950
    Florida State Retirees East Local 951
    Florida State Retirees North Local 952

    To reach local officers, call CSEA Headquarters at 800-342-4146, ext. 1220.


      Retiree News Spring 2018

      The CSEA Retiree News is published to share information and generate ideas on subjects important to retirees.


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        A message from CSEA President Danny Donohue

        DD_official_web_12A decision to retire should be made only after long thought and careful planning because people are living longer than ever before. With that in mind, CSEA has prepared a special Retirement Guide.

        The CSEA Retirement Guide is an excellent resource to help you make retirement decisions that best suit your needs. It contains a wealth of information that will help you set goals, evaluate options, and anticipate future needs. And remember, it is never too early to start planning for retirement.

        You can be assured CSEA’s concern for our members does not end when they retire. The union continuously strives to improve the quality life of all working people – active and retired!

        One more thing. When you leave the job, remember to join a CSEA retiree local. (A postage-paid membership application is in the back of the guide.)

        The union has 21 retiree locals throughout New York state and three locals in Florida. They hold regular membership meetings where you can get the latest information on a wide range of issues important to you and also spend time with friends and former co-workers.

        In Solidarity,

         

         

        DANNY DONOHUE

        President

          Information for future and current CSEA Retirees

          As a dues-paying retiree member you enjoy the following benefits:

          • Legislative and political action programs designed to enhance and protect retiree pension and health benefits.
          • Participation in a Retiree Local of CSEA.
          • Three informative publications.
          • Access to insurance plans at CSEA’s low group rates.
          • Money-saving member benefits.
          • A discounted consumer items buying service.
          • Discounted Dental and Vision Care Programs.
          • A personal legal services referral network.

          Keep in touch with CSEA news by subscribing to the Work Force.

          Top 10 Reasons to be a CSEA Retiree

          1. Protect your pension and health care benefits. CSEA’s lobbyists coupled with the union’s 300,000 members, give you political clout with the New York State Legislature.

          2. Clout with Congress via the AFSCME Retiree Program. AFSCME’s 1.2 million members nationwide guarantees your voice will be heard on Capitol Hill.

          3. Informative publications, including The CSEA Retiree News, which is published quarterly; AFSCME’s Public Employee and Prime Time retiree bulletin.

          4. Regular meetings and social events sponsored by CSEA Retiree Locals throughout New York and Florida.

          5. Access to low-cost insurance programs available through Pearl Carroll and Associates. Maintain CSEA Security Life Insurance, Hospital Income Insurance and CSEA Personal Lines, which includes automobile/homeowners/renters coverage.

          6. Nationwide discount vision plan for members and their families.

          7. Access to CSEA/AFSCME discount buying programs.

          8. CSEA-sponsored dental insurances available through Pearl Carroll and Associates.

          9. CSEA Legal Services Program with discount rates.

          10. Affiliation with AFSCME, the nation’s leading union.

          Plus, CSEA retiree member dues are only $36 a year, the best senior discount you’re going to get.

            Preparing for Retirement

            It’s never to early to prepare for retirement although 18 months before your anticipated date of retirement the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System (NYSLERS) suggests requesting an estimate of your retirement.

            The Retirement System will provide you with estimated amounts payable under the various options. This is done through A Request for Estimate Form.

            Form RS 6030: is available from your employer, from the NYSLERS’s headquarters in Albany or from the Retirement System’s traveling Information Representatives.

            A request for an estimate does not commit you to retire on a certain date, but will assist your retirement planning.


            For additional details on Form RS 6030 including how to request one and what to do with it when you do receive it, consult your 2008 CSEA Retirement Guide.

            You will find information to help you schedule a recommended consultation with a NYSLERS Information Representative including a listing of meeting hours and locations around the state where you can ask specific questions about your benefits and get information on your individual circumstances.

              CSEA Retiree Locals by County

              Your CSEA Retiree Local is based on the county in which you live.
              Contact your CSEA Retiree Local officers

              999 Albany 907 Allegany 910 Bronx 902 Broome
              903 Cattaraugus 913 Cayuga 903 Chautauqua 905 Chemung
              902 Chenango 916 Clinton 999 Columbia 905 Cortland
              902 Delaware 909 Dutchess 903 Erie 916 Essex
              916 Franklin 925 Fulton 912 Genesee 999 Greene
              999 Hamilton 914 Herkimer 915 Jefferson 910 Kings
              915 Lewis 922 Livingston 914 Madison 912 Monroe
              925 Montgomery 919 Nassau 910 New York 903 Niagara
              914 Oneida 913 Onondaga 912 Ontario 917 Orange
              912 Orleans 913 Oswego 902 Otsego 988 Out of State
              909 Putnam 910 Queens 999 Rensselaer 910 Richmond
              918 Rockland 999 Saratoga 924 Schenectady 999 Schoharie
              905 Schuyler 905 Seneca 907 Steuben 923 St. Lawrence
              920 Suffolk 917 Sullivan 905 Tioga 905 Tompkins
              917 Ulster 999 Warren 999 Washington 912 Wayne
              921 Westchester 922 Wyoming 907 Yates

              State of Florida

              950 West 951 East 952 North

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                  CSEA Retiree Locals

                  To reach your CSEA Retiree Local officers, scroll down to the region in which you live, and call the appropriate CSEA Region office for contact information.

                  Unsure of your CSEA Retiree Local? Find out here!


                  Long Island Region 1:
                  Nassau Retirees Local 919
                  Suffolk Retirees Local 920

                  To reach local officers, call the Long Island Region office at 631-462-0030.


                  Metropolitan Region 2:
                  New York Metropolitan Retirees Local 910

                  To reach local officers, call the Metropolitan Region office at 212-406-2156.


                  Southern Region 3:
                  Dutchess-Putnam Retirees Local 909
                  Orange-Ulster-Sullivan Retirees Local 917
                  Rockland Retirees Local 918
                  Westchester Retirees Local 921

                  To reach local officers, call the Southern Region office at 845-831-1000 or 800-757-2732 (CSEA).


                  Capital Region 4:
                  Adirondack Area Retirees Local 916
                  Schenectady County Retirees Local 924
                  Fulton-Montgomery County Retirees Local 925
                  Capital District Retirees Local 999

                  To reach local officers, call the Capital Region office at 518-782-4400 or 800-874-7344.


                  Central Region 5:
                  Broome, Chenango, Deleware, Otsego County Retirees Local 902
                  Ithaca Area Retirees Local 905
                  Syracuse Area Retirees Local 913
                  Oneida-Madison-Herkimer Tri-County Retirees Local 914
                  Jefferson-Lewis Counties Retirees Local 915
                  St. Lawrence County Retirees Local 923

                  To reach local officers, call the Central Region office at 315-433-0050 or 800-559-7975.


                  Western Region 6:
                  Buffalo-Niagara Frontier Retirees Local 903
                  Steuben, Allegany and Yates Counties Retirees Local 907
                  Rochester Area Retirees Local 912
                  Livingston-Wyoming Retirees Local 922

                  To reach local officers, call the Western Region office at 716-691-6555 or 866-568-7734


                  State of Florida:
                  Florida State Retirees West Local 950
                  Florida State Retirees East Local 951
                  Florida State Retirees North Local 952

                  To reach local officers, call CSEA Headquarters at 800-342-4146, ext. 1220.