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    NDadra Floyd Award for Organizing
o you know a CSEA member, committee,
local or unit who has worked to grow CSEA’s membership by helping CSEA organize a new group of workers into the union? If so, they may be eligible for the Nadra Floyd Award for Organizing.
MDembership Achievement Award
o you know a CSEA member, group of
members, committee, unit or local that has done the hard work of signing up newly hired employees as CSEA members or converting agency shop fee payers into members? If so,
The award’s namesake, Floyd, was a longtime union activist who served as CSEA’s director of organizing from 2000 to her untimely passing
in 2001. At the time of her death, Floyd was working to grow CSEA’s membership and transform CSEA’s Organizing program.
they may be eligible for the CSEA Membership Achievement Award, which honors one or more members who have strengthened the union by growing the membership.
Nominations for both awards must be submitted by Aug. 5, 2016, and mailed to:
Left, Judi Knight of Erie County receives the 2015 Nadra Floyd Award. Right, Lynne Kramer of Nassau County receives the 2015 Membership Achievement Award.
 CSEA Membership Committee
Nadra Floyd Award for Organizing
c/o CSEA Organizing Department or 143 Washington Avenue
Albany, N.Y. 12210
CSEA Membership Committee
Membership Achievement Award
c/o CSEA Organizing Department 143 Washington Avenue
Albany, N.Y. 12210
Learn more and download nomination forms at:
 CSEA EBF expands participating vision providers
Effective June 1, 2016, the CSEA Employee Benefit Fund has added more than 10,000 new participating vision providers.
There are now EBF participating vision provider locations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
EBF members and their dependents can now visit a plan provider whenever they need vision care services, wherever they are, throughout the United States. Most importantly, for members who retire and continue benefits under our new CSEA EBF Retiree Vision Plan or COBRA, this means that your plan can now be used in areas where the retiree has relocated.
In addition, eligible dependent students will now be able to have their regular eligible service in the area where they are attending school instead of needing to get service while home during college breaks.
Finding a provider is easy. To search the listing of participating vision providers, visit and click on the “Provider Search” button on the home page and
then select “Vision” for the type of
provider you’re looking for. You can then choose to search by state, city and/or zip code.
Remember, the participating providers can only be used under your plan when you or your
dependents are due for your regular annual or biannual service. The EBF’s expanded listing of national vision providers is just one more way that we are working hard to serve our members.
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