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 Union pride at the ballgame
      Summary of September 2019 Board of Directors Meeting
Editor’s Note:
The Work Force publishes a summary of actions taken by CSEA’s Board of Directors. The summary
is prepared by Statewide Secretary Denise Berkley for union members.
Authority (Central Region 5, 20 employees).
• Approved the proposed 2019 Private Sector Board of Directors’ Seats election schedule.
• Approved offering a High Value Term Life Plan to all CSEA
Berkley members as part of the CSEA Insurance Program.
 ALBANY — CSEA’s statewide Board of Directors met on Sept. 19, 2019. In official business, the board:
• Approved Capital Region 4
to enter into a contract with the Gideon Putnam, Saratoga Springs, NY for their upcoming Spring Conference from March 12, 2020, to March 15, 2020.
• Approved the issuance of a permanent charter for Local 0068, Port of Oswego
• Approved the Standing Legal Committee report of September 18, 2019.
• Approved the appointment to the Political Action Committee of Christopher Flaherty, Local 852 (R1).
Questions concerning the summary should be directed to Statewide Secretary Denise Berkley, CSEA Headquarters, 143 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210 (800) 342-4146 ext. 1253 or (518) 257-1253.
FLUSHING — More than 70 CSEA members took the field at the New York Mets’ Citi Field before the team’s September 29 game.
Our members, sporting ‘Proud Union Member’ t-shirts, were joined by thousands of other union members for the Mets’ Union Night at Citi Field.
In addition to watching the game, CSEA members lined up on the warning track for the National Anthem, proudly displaying their t-shirts and union pride.
Each union was also recognized at a home plate ceremony.
CSEA New York State Taxation
and Finance (New York City)
Local activist Tanya Bruce, a tax compliance agent 2 for the agency, accepted the spirit award on behalf of CSEA in a home plate ceremony before the game, recognizing CSEA’s vital participation in making Union Night a reality.
“I was thrilled to see so many members from across the state come together to visit our region, show their union pride, and watch a ballgame,” said Metropolitan Region President Lester Crockett.
— Mathew Cantore
 Rustin is PEOPLE Recruiter of the Month for September
MANHATTAN — Barbara Rustin, president of the New York Metropolitan Retirees Local in
the Metropolitan Region, is the PEOPLE recruiter of the month for September. She recruited 19 new PEOPLE members.
“The PEOPLE program is more important than ever,” said Rustin. “We face many challenges as public employees. We need to have a voice in the political process and hold elected officials accountable to working families.”
CSEA’s PEOPLE program protects and improves our jobs, benefits
and pensions in Washington, Albany and in your community. Your support and participation in PEOPLE strengthens CSEA’s clout
in the workplace, in the legislature, in your community and in the labor
New York Metropolitan Retirees Local President Barbara Rustin, center, is congratulated on receiving the Metropolitan Region Barbara Moore Memorial Award for her service to our union, including her PEOPLE activism, by Metropolitan Region President Lester Crockett, left, and CSEA Deputy Director of State Operations/Metropolitan Region Liam Russertt.
— David Galarza
  CSEA State Taxation and Finance (NYC) Local activist Tanya Bruce, left, accepts on behalf of our union a Home Plate Award from the Mets, along with representatives from other unions. Top photo: CSEA members pose outside Citi Field.
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