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CSEA Executive Statewide Officers President Danny Donohue in touch with Work Force ISSN 1522-1091 Official publication of CSEA Local 1000, AFSCME, AFL-CIO 143 Washington Ave. Albany, NY 12210-2303 Danny Donohue, President STEPHEN A. MADARASZ The Communications Director & Publisher LOU HMIELESKI Executive Editor JANICE GAVIN Associate Editor JANICE M. KUCSKAR Graphic Production Specialist BETH MCINTYRE Communications Assistant Vice President Mary E. Sullivan Secretary Denise Berkley Treasurer Joe McMullen CSEA Region Officers Long Island Region President Nick LaMorte 3 Garet Place Commack, N.Y. 11725 Metropolitan Region President Lester Crockett 125 Maiden Lane, 5th Floor New York, N.Y. 10038 Southern Region President Billy Riccaldo 569 State Route 52 Beacon, N.Y. 12508 Capital Region President Kathy Garrison 1 Lear Jet Lane, Suite #2 Latham, N.Y. 12110 Central Region President Colleen Wheaton 6595 Kirkville Road East Syracuse, N.Y. 13057 Western Region President Flo Tripi 120 Pineview Drive Amherst, N.Y. 14228 Communications Specialists Long Island Region: Rich Impagliazzo (631) 462-0030 Metropolitan Region: David Galarza (212) 406-2156 Southern Region: Jessica Ladlee (845) 831-1000 Capital Region: Therese Assalian (518) 785-4400 Central Region: Mark M. Kotzin (315) 433-0050 Western Region: Lynn Miller (716) 691-6555 Headquarters: Ed Molitor (518) 257-1272 Jill Asencio (518) 257-1276 UUE UnitedUnion Employees The Publications Committee Jerry Laricchiuta Robert Pyjas Theresa Reagan Lee Reynolds The Work Force (USPS 0445-010) is published monthly by The CSEA Publication Office: 143 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210. Periodical Mail Postage paid at Post Office, Albany, New York 12288, and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to: CSEA, Attn: Membership Department, 143 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210 Readers: Send any comments, complaints, suggestions or ideas to: Publisher, The Work Force 143 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210-2303 CSEA online: The CSEA website can be accessed at: www.cseany.org The Work Force Resolve to make a difference in 2015 Make no mistake about it — 2015 is a year of change. You can just feel it coming in our communities, in our economy and in our political system. But the outcomes are far from certain. That means that CSEA members have a choice — you can lay back and let things happen, or you can get involved and help influence the situation. My hope is that you will play an active part because it will surely help produce better results. There are no shortages of challenges in front of us — making sure that elected officials make good choices that put people and communities first, having an economy that works for everyone and ensuring social justice and fairness, to name just a few areas. These are challenges that won’t simply resolve themselves without good people standing together for what’s right. None of us should be on the sidelines when there is so much at stake and there are so many different ways that each of us can contribute. Here are some simple suggestions about ways you can change the course of the year ahead and make a difference: 1. Register to vote. If you already are registered, sign up a co-worker, friend or neighbor. 2. Learn about an issue affecting your community and get involved to help resolve it. 3. Do something to make yourself healthier — whether it’s eating better, changing bad habits, exercising, reducing stress, etc. It will help you feel better and be more effective. Need some help in pursuing these actions? There are more than a few resources and ideas available at the CSEA website and Facebook pages. 4 The Work Force February 2015


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