Conferences and Events


CSEA Next Wave Conference

October 27 – 29, 2017

Albany Marriott Hotel

189 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205

To register, visit

Letter from Danny about the Next Wave Conference

Danny_Donohue_official_smallI am excited to announce an upcoming event for CSEA’s Next Wave leaders and members.  This conference will be held October 27   – 29, 2017 at the Albany Marriott Hotel.  The goal is to develop plans for increasing activism within CSEA, and to further develop the next generation of union leadership.

During this weekend event, participants will meet and network with other CSEA members from around the state and develop ideas for increasing our union’s significance and relevance to a new generation of union members.

We are inviting all CSEA members to attend the weekend session. If you know of any new members or activists from your Local or Unit who would like to participate in this session, please have them register online at or contact our Central Files Department at 1-800-342-4146 x1214.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Mat Cantore at 518-257-1270 or

In solidarity,


Danny Donohue



October 2 – 6, 2017

Rochester Riverside Convention Center


Letter From Danny About This Year’s ADM

October 2 – 6, 2017 / Rochester, NY


CSEA’s Annual Delegates Meeting is an opportunity for our leaders and activists to recommit to our mission while reconnecting with one another. For the week of October 2, we will focus our energy and attention to developing our leadership skills so that we can be effective teachers to those around us and lead our union into the future. As members, we have a responsibility to our fellow sisters and brothers to keep current on the latest regulations, initiatives and approaches so that we can be as effective as possible in our activist roles.

Our shared values help to guide us and drive us forward. They keep us accountable as we continue to advocate for working people everywhere. Our Annual Delegates Meeting is our opportunity to put our values to work. Let’s use them to guide our meeting experience this year:

Honesty: We will be authentic and honest as we openly share our challenges and fears with one another.

Inclusiveness: We will seek out new people, from all walks of life, and we will honor the value that each new perspective provides to our union.

Full Participation: We will attend the trainings that will make us the most effective advocates for our fellow members, and we will bring our energy, ideas and voices to the table.

Respect: We will listen when others are speaking, and we will not judge or ridicule one another for ideas that are different from our own.

Diversity: We follow different belief systems, experience varying challenges and come from diverse backgrounds, but we will remain united by our common values and our desire to stand up for the rights of working people.

Open Communication: We will seek mutual understanding through the undefended sharing of ideas and experiences.

Accountability: We will take what we learn back with us to our locals and units and use it to create a better union experience for all.

Fiscal Responsibility: We will make the most of our time at this meeting because this educational opportunity is our dues dollars at work.

We hope that you will enjoy this year’s non-constitutional meeting and use it as an opportunity to evolve as a leader. Thank you for all that you do to continue moving our union forward. We look forward to seeing you in October!

In solidarity,