Scam Alert: Do not share your personal information with outside groups
**Please inform your members that they may be targets of a scam asking them to quit our union – if they receive emails, direct mail, phone calls or home visits from unknown parties seeking their personal and work information they should not respond.
Learn more at https://cseany.org/scam-alert.
This Valentine’s Day, show your union love and you could win!
Scammers out there are trying to get you to leave your union because they’re in love with greedy billionaires. We’re not fooled, though. Show your union some LOVE and you could win one of 10 $50 gift cards!
Tell us a brief story of why you love your union and you’ll be entered to win. Or, if you prefer to SHOW your union love, upload a picture of yourself showing your union pride! Be creative and show your love in your own way.
Applications now available for CSEA scholarships
Our union is accepting applications for the Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to eligible dependents of CSEA members.
CSEA awards 18 $1,000 scholarships – three in each region – under the Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship. Pearl Insurance and MetLife each sponsor a one-time $2,500 award. Filing for a Flaumenbaum Scholarship automatically puts an applicant in consideration for the Pearl Insurance and MetLife Scholarships.
To learn more or download a 2023 application, visit our Scholarships page.
PLEASE NOTE: Old applications could disqualify potential candidates. Please do not use applications from previous years – applications were recently revised.
CSEA accepting applications for the Irene Carr Leadership Award
Whatever the issue, there is one person you can count on, someone who will take the lead, speak out and take action on issues of concern to women and families today.
Those individuals are the ones CSEA honors with the Irene Carr Leadership Award.
Carr, who had served as our union’s Statewide Secretary for 17 years, was a trailblazer who advanced many issues traditionally of concern to women – issues she called “work and family issues.”
The award, which will be presented at our union’s Women’s Conference, honors those who continue Carr’s work in defending and furthering the rights of women and families.
CSEA Women’s Conference 2023
Please SAVE THE DATES of April 28 – 30, 2023 for CSEA’s Women’s Conference which will be held at the Saratoga Hilton, in Saratoga Springs, NY. We look forward to seeing everyone in person this year to rally around the theme of “Our Voice, Our Power!” More details to follow about our exciting programs, workshops and guest speakers.
2023 NYSHIP premium rates released for state employees
The New York State Department of Civil Service has released the 2023 Empire Plan and NYSHIP enrollee biweekly premium rates.
See rates and learn more
Honoring our veterans
CSEA members across the state recently participated in Veterans Day events to honor those who have served, or are serving, in uniform. To see photos from your region’s events, click on the link for your region’s Facebook page.
In image at left, from left to right, CSEA Western Region Executive Vice President Tim Finnigan and CSEA Statewide Veterans Committee Chair Amy Owczarczak honor veterans at a ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park.
CSEA holds 112th Annual Delegates Meeting
During our union’s 112th Annual Delegates Meeting, CSEA delegates and officers from across the state attended numerous workshops designed to help them build their leadership and union skills, conducted important union business, honored outstanding CSEA activists and heard remarks from Gov. Kathy Hochul, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, State Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, AFSCME International President Lee Saunders and AFSCME International Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride.
In image at right, CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan addresses the 112th Annual Delegates Meeting, as shown in this screenshot from the video recap of the meeting.
Watch video recap of the 112th Annual Delegates Meeting
See photos of the 112th Annual Delegates Meeting
Free Medical Alert System for Veterans
Medicare Advantage (Part C), a privately offered alternative to Original Medicare (Parts A and B), has grown in popularity over the years. Despite the growing popularity of Medicare Advantage, some seniors face obstacles that prevent them from truly understanding how it works and who it benefits. Latitude USA offers a special medical alert system for veterans who order theirs through the VA. To learn more about this device and other benefits, please visit our CSEA Veterans Resources page.
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.
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!
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!