Conferences and Events


April 27 – 29, 2018

Olympic Conference Center

2634 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946

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Letter from Danny about the Statewide Conference on Occupational Safety and Health

Danny_Donohue_official_smallBrothers and sisters,

At this point, it should be no secret there are groups out there that seek to destroy labor unions. The Right-to-Work movement is a very real and credible threat by itself. The reality of them operating in a post Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 world raises the stakes incredibly for all of us.

As we know, it isn’t just about wages, health care or other benefits and protections we have negotiated together.  There’s something far more important on the line. Our very health, well-being and potentially life is in jeopardy, because the greedy corporate interests and rich individuals who stand against us care less about our safety and more about their bottom lines.

That’s why we’re inviting you to participate in this year’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference on April 27-29 in Lake Placid. The theme of this year’s conference will be ‘Safe Workplaces are no Accident,’ because they aren’t. Creating safer and healthier workplaces takes the diligent work of all of us, and one of the main goals of this conference is to share information, resources, and plans to unite our members and keep our union strong so that we can better protect our safety at work.

You’ll learn the necessary skills to organize around safety and health issues while connecting with our brothers and sisters from across the state. We have some exciting workshops planned, as well as engaging and interesting plenary sessions for all of you to participate in.

There are so many ways in which CSEA members NEVER QUIT and this is yet another.  In many ways, the benefits of labor can be seen most dramatically through the protections we’ve gained in safety and health, where lives can very seriously be on the line in the work we do every day.

Safety and health is one of the cornerstones of unionism, and it remains one of our union’s biggest priorities. When we NEVER QUIT on each other and our union, we NEVER QUIT protecting our own health and well-being on the job.


In solidarity,

Danny Donohue