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Fighting Back with the Truth

CSEA is under attack by the Freedom Foundation with intentionally deceptive mailers, emails and social media.  They want to take your power, time to fight back!

Learn more and hear what CSEA Members are saying at:

April 15-19 is National Work Zone Awareness Week

CSEA is joining in the observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) from April 15 to April 19, an annual campaign held at the onset of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway and road work zones. The theme of the 2024 campaign takes an emotional approach that portrays the great importance of Work Zone Awareness, expressing the severity of the matter, why you should care and how you can help keep workers safe. For more information, please visit:

CSEA statewide officers installed

CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, CSEA Executive Vice President Ron Briggs, CSEA Statewide Secretary Richard Bebo and CSEA Statewide Treasurer Nicole Meeks were installed into their new terms as our union’s officers by AFSCME International President Lee Saunders at a dinner in Albany on Thursday. Joining in the event were CSEA officers, activists, staff and guests, including New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko congratulated our union’s statewide officers via video. (Photos by Joan Heffler.)

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Meet our union’s statewide officers

Left, in top image, from left to right, AFSCME International President Lee Saunders swears into office CSEA Executive Vice President Ron Briggs, CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, CSEA Statewide Treasurer Nicole Meeks and CSEA Statewide Secretary Richard Bebo. (Photo by Joan Heffler.)

Left, in bottom image, from left to right, CSEA Executive Vice President Ron Briggs, CSEA Statewide Treasurer Nicole Meeks, CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan and CSEA Statewide Secretary Richard Bebo pose at the CSEA Installation Dinner on April 10, 2024. (Photo by Joan Heffler.)

Take action today! It’s time to Fix Tier 6!

The state’s pension system is meant to serve as a recruitment and retention tool. Since the creation of Tier 6, it no longer does.

Under Tier 6, people have less incentive to take a public-sector job, and public workers are less likely to stay with that job.

CSEA helped achieve positive changes to Tier 6 two years ago through members’ phone calls, emails and meetings with state legislators.

Now, it’s time to build on these changes and continue fighting to make Tier 6 a fair pension plan for workers.

Visit the Fix Tier 6 page today to email your legislators, and download and share our call to action flyer. Let’s flood legislators’ inboxes and let them know that CSEA members demand improvements to Tier 6!


CSEA 2024 statewide college scholarship applications available

Applications for our union’s statewide college scholarships are now available! Graduating high school seniors who are eligible dependent of CSEA active members are eligible to apply for and receive a scholarship.

CSEA awards 18 $1,000 scholarships under the Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship program, three in each region. Pearl Insurance and MetLife each sponsor a one-time $2,500 award.

Application deadline is May 1, 2024.

PLEASE NOTE: Old applications could disqualify potential candidates. Please do not use applications from previous years – applications were recently revised.
Learn more and download the 2024 scholarship application

The 2024 CSEA Calendar is available

CSEA members can request a calendar to be mailed to them by filling out this form.

A recruitment message to CSEA from NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

The State Comptroller’s office is currently hiring for multiple open CSEA positions across New York State.

The office has more than 2,700 public employees statewide who are dedicated to ensuring taxpayer dollars are used effectively and for public good. CSEA members are highly valued members of their team, these positions are open to those who are new to government work or current New York State employees looking for a change.
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State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in a screenshot from the recruitment video.

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Apply NOW for WDI Child Care Scholarship Program

The Workforce Development Institute (WDI) launched child care scholarships to help working families with the high cost of child care in the Capital District and Western New York.

The average monthly scholarship is $1,000 per child, paid directly to child care providers for full-time care.

Eligibility guidelines apply. Scholarships are open to any resident of Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Monroe and Erie counties working 10 hours or more or is in an education of training program under the maximum eligible income.

CSEA members and families are urged to apply now! This program will go fast. It is open to the public and will end when funding runs out.

Visit to get an application and complete the prescreen. For questions, email

Download flyer to learn more about the program and eligibility guidelines.

Test your knowledge!

Knowledge is power, and it pays off! Join the fun with our weekly union quiz on the MyCSEA app! First-time winners not only get bragging rights but a FREE exclusive CSEA t-shirt! Download the MyCSEA app today and put your mind to the test!
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State civil service exam fees waived

After a strong lobbying effort by CSEA, the state Department of Civil Service will begin waiving fees for all state civil service examinations as of July 1. This new law aims to increase the number of New Yorkers who take civil service exams and expand the pool of potential applicants to residents who may not be able to afford the exam fee. These fees will be waived until Dec. 31, 2025. Local governments are also authorized to waive civil service exam fees but are not required to do so.
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State agencies hiring critical direct care, health and safety positions

The New York State Department of Civil Service’s Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement (H.E.L.P.) Program temporarily suspends the civil service exam requirement for more than 100 job titles at agencies across the state.
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New webinar available

CSEA has a brand-new webinar available for activists interested in our governance process, How to properly write and submit proposed resolutions or amendments to CSEA’s Constitution & By-Laws. It will prepare viewers to properly write proposed resolutions and/or amendments to CSEA’s governing documents that, if approved, may be voted on at our Annual Delegates Meeting this October.

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Download the Updated My CSEA smartphone app!

We’ve just launched a completely updated version of our popular My CSEA smartphone app, available for both Apple and Android devices, which keeps you even more connected to our union and provides important information about your representation and benefits. It’s all just a touch away!

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Show OFF your union pride WITH A CSEA SHIRT!

Visit CSEA’s Merch Mart today to purchase shirts and hats bearing the CSEA logo which are union-made in the USA and offered through our partner Ethix Merch.

Order today and wear them with pride and show off your union colors!


Featured union news around our Regions

Long Island Region

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Upcoming Member Appreciation Month events

Metropolitan Region

Join our virtual Black History Month celebration on February 28th

Southern Region

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CSEA turns out for Fishkill Polar Plunge

Capital Region

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R4 Organizes a Job Fair

Central Region

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Stacy Abrams meets with local activists

Western Region

After more than a decade of advocacy by our union, CSEA Erie County Correctional Facility Unit members are celebrating monumental changes to their pensions that will advance efforts to recruit and retain workers.