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News briefs from around the state
CTSEA awards statewide scholarships
hrough our statewide scholarships, 20
graduating high school seniors who
are the dependents of CSEA members have some help with college expenses. Our
union, through our statewide Scholarship Committee, awarded $1,000 Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarships to 18 eligible high school graduates, three in each region. Also awarded were the Pearl Carroll & Associates and MetLife Insurance Company Scholarships, which each total $2,500.
See a list of the 2016 scholarship recipients at Congratulations to all who received scholarships.
Salamanca Police Department Unit ratifies agreement
SALAMANCA — On May 31, CSEA’s City of Salamanca Police Department Unit unanimously ratified a four-year contract that gives workers a cost of living adjustment with
no change in health insurance premiums. Additionally, workers received an increase in longevity pay, increase in stipend pay and a change in the mandatory overtime language. The contract expires March 31, 2019.
Madison County 911 dispatchers honored for actions during call
WAMPSVILLE — CSEA members and Madison County 911 dispatchers Thomas Molinari, Peter Bianco and Melanie Thornton were recently honored by Midstate EMS with their EMS Communications Specialist of the Year Award for 2015 and a certificate of recognition from State Sen. Joseph Griffo for their roles in handling a August call from a 5-year-old boy who had been in a nighttime vehicle rollover accident that claimed the life of his mother and sister. The 911 team of three worked together to calm him and obtain his probable location that allowed rescuers to reach him within seven minutes.
     From left, Madison County 911 Dispatchers Thomas Molinari, Peter Bianco and Melanie Thornton after receiving their EMS Communications Specialist of the Year Awards.
ATCS to hold Lights of Hope celebration
he American Cancer Society will be
holding a Lights of Hope Celebration on Sept. 14, from 4 - 8 p.m. at Albany’s Empire State Plaza. The event is a re-invention of the traditional ACS Relay For Life with the added components of
a survivor celebration and a luminaria ceremony to honor and remember loved ones. More event information is available at
Unanimous contract approval
have unanimously approved a new four- year contract. The agreement, which
runs through June 30, 2019, adds direct deduction for the PEOPLE program. It also includes wage increases and the addition of a new step in the salary schedule in each year of the contract.
n Westchester County, Greenburgh
 Central School District Unit members
          CSEA’s own Jessica Ladlee,
Communications Specialist
for CSEA’s Southern Region,
was honored for her work at
the City & State 40 Under Forty
Rising Stars dinner reception
recently. Ladlee was among 40
talented young professionals
in the political arena including
lobbyists, journalists, top
aides and entrepreneurs. To
read Ladlee’s interview with
City & State and see the other
honorees, visit City and State’s
page at and search 40 under 40.
Using laughter to fight poverty
MILLER PLACE — Miller Place School
District Clerical Unit members raised money
for children in need through laughter on
Red Nose Day on May 26. Unit members
joined people around the world in efforts
for Red Nose Day, which uses entertainment
and laughter to increase awareness and
funds for children living in poverty throughout the world. According to the Red Nose Day website, half of the American proceeds are used to help impoverished children within the United States, while the other half is used toward helping impoverished children in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Over the past 25 years, Red Nose Day has raised more than $1 billion globally. Learn how you can participate at
From left, CSEA Miller Place School District Clerical Unit members Stacy Simon, Christine Oliva, Barbara Cordiale, Donna Cimonetti and Maria Monaco show off their red noses.
 July-August 2016
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