CSEA News Releases

 


Read CSEA’s recent news releases

May 2019

  • May 16, 2019 UNION REPRESENTING BUS DRIVERS APPLAUDS STATE LEGISLATORS FOR PASSAGE OF SCHOOL BUS CAMERA LEGISLATION

March 2019

  • Mar. 20, 2019 CSEA President Donohue Says DOT Worker’s Death is Tragic and We All Must Do Our Part To Keep Our Roads Safe

January 2019

  • Jan. 16, 2019 CSEA President Danny Donohue’s Statement on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2019-20 State Budget Proposal

May 16, 2019
CSEA HeadshotsUNION REPRESENTING BUS DRIVERS APPLAUDS STATE LEGISLATORS FOR PASSAGE OF SCHOOL BUS CAMERA LEGISLATION
ALBANY – The leader of the labor union CSEA, representing of thousands of school bus drivers throughout New York State, today issued a statement congratulating both houses of the New York State Legislature for their passage of a bill the union strongly supported that will improve bus safety by supplying school buses with exterior cameras to increase enforcement against drivers illegally passing stopped buses.

“We hear from our school bus drivers every day about drivers who illegally pass their stopped buses, putting the children they drive at risk. Our bus drivers and monitors are constantly on the watch to protect them, but we can never be too safe. We applaud the members of the State Senate and Assembly for passing this law which will give law enforcement a great tool to prosecute people who put our school children at risk,” said CSEA President Danny Donohue.

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Mar. 20, 2019
CSEA HeadshotsCSEA President Donohue Says DOT Worker’s Death is Tragic and We All Must Do Our Part To Keep Our Roads Safe
ALBANY, NY — CSEA President Danny Donohue responded today to the tragic passing of Department of Transportation (DOT) worker Dennis “Matt” Howe.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Matt Howe, a hard-working DOT employee and CSEA member, who passed away as a result of injuries sustained when a tractor trailer collided with his DOT truck in a work zone on Route 17 in Tioga County.  CSEA’s Occupational Safety and Health Department is actively investigating the incident.

This tragic incident highlights the risks so many CSEA members face every day. This serves as a strong and powerful reminder that we all need to do our part and drive carefully through work zones so our hard-working public employees can return safely to their families and loved ones after every shift. DOT employees are some of the most vulnerable workers, and every one of us needs to help ensure their safety.

On behalf of all of CSEA, I extend my deepest condolences to Matt’s family and loved ones.”

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Jan. 16, 2019
CSEA HeadshotsCSEA President Danny Donohue’s Statement on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2019-20 State Budget Proposal
ALBANY, NY — Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) President Danny Donohue responded to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2019-20 state budget proposal with the following statement:

“We applaud Governor Cuomo for continuing to stand with working people and organized labor in this year’s budget. The Governor took swift action last year after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against unions in the Janus decision and immediately moved to protect the personal information of state employees from anti-union forces to prevent state employees from being harassed at their homes and worksites.

Now the Governor is proposing to extend these crucial protections to all public employees in the state of New York. The Governor’s actions in proposing this legislation is further proof of his strong support for labor at a time when corporate CEOs and billionaires are trying to destroy unions.”

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