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.
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
CSEA activists honored at CSEA’s 112th Annual Delegates Meeting
At the 112th Annual Delegates Meeting, CSEA honored outstanding members for their achievements in our union! The honorees are listed below. In image at right, from left to right, CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan presents the PEOPLE Cup to the Central Region for being the region that recruited the most new PEOPLE members. Central President Kenny Greenleaf accepted on behalf of the region.
Images of the honorees are below:
Nadra Floyd Award: Sirlentor Berry, President, St. Christopher’s of Sea Cliff/SCO Family of Services Local
Membership Achievement Award: Justin Blasich, secretary, Town of Hempstead Local
Danny Donohue Leadership Awards:
Local Government: John Brown, president, Oneida County Educational Employees Local
Private Sector: Caryn March, president, Schenectady County Community Action Inc. Local
State Government: Shana Davis, Capital Region Executive Vice President
Polar Cap Award: Central Region
PEOPLE Recruiter of the Year: Ali Cottrell
PEOPLE Cup: Central Region
SUNY Upstate Medical University Local President Ali Cottrell was named the PEOPLE Recruiter of the Year. From left to right are CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, SUNY Upstate Medical University Local President Ali Cottrell, Statewide PEOPLE Committee Chair Betty Jo Johnson and Central Region President Kenny Greenleaf.
St. Christopher’s of Sea Cliff/SCO Family of Services Local President Sirlentor Berry received the Nadra Floyd Award for Organizing. From left, CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, St. Christopher’s of Sea Cliff/SCO Family of Services Local President Sirlentor Berry, Statewide Membership Committee Chair Guadalupe Johnson and Long Island Region President Jerry Laricchiuta.
Schenectady County Community Action Inc. Local President Caryn March received the Danny Donohue Leadership Award for Private Sector. From left to right are CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, Schenectady County Community Action Inc. Local President Caryn March and Capital Region President Ron Briggs.
Town of Hempstead Local Secretary Justin Blasich received the Membership Achievement Award. From left, CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, Town of Hempstead Local Secretary Justin Blasich, Statewide Membership Committee Chair Guadalupe Johnson and Long Island Region President Jerry Laricchiuta.
Oneida County Educational Employees Local President John Brown received the Danny Donohue Leadership Award for Local Government. From left to right are CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, Oneida County Educational Employees Local President John Brown and Central Region President Kenny Greenleaf.
Capital Region Executive Vice President Shana Davis received the Danny Donohue Leadership Award for State Government. From left to right are CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan, Capital Region Executive Vice President Shana Davis and Capital Region President Ron Briggs.
CSEA celebrates 112th anniversary
On Oct. 24, 1910, group of New York State workers met at the state Capitol and formed an organization intended to advance the concept of merit and fitness in the state civil service system and to improve the working lives of state employees.
As we mark our union’s 112th anniversary this year, we are still committed to the same core values that helped us form our union, including fighting for fair pay, strong benefits, retirement security and safer working conditions. While the fight continues in our second century, we are stronger than ever.
Read more about our union’s storied history
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!