What CSEA Is Working On
Learn about important legislation on which our union is actively lobbying.
2024-25 New York State Budget
2024 Proposed Budget Summary
On January 16, Gov. Kathy Hochul released her 2024-25 Executive Budget. CSEA’s legislative staff has reviewed the governor’s budget proposal and provided a detailed summary of the proposed budget’s impact on CSEA.
Fix Tier 6
CSEA is advocating for the following proposals to improve Tier 6:
- Reduce the required employee contribution from a variable rate to 3%.
- Increase pension benefits from 35% to 40% of average final salary after 20 years of service.
- Change the basis for final average salary calculations to the three highest consecutive years of earnings, rather than 5 years.
Pending State Legislation
The following bills have passed both houses of the state legislature and are awaiting action by the Governor:
Our union’s successes
The following successes are due to the activism of CSEA members
2023 New York State Budget
The governor and legislature agreed on a final budget on May 2. CSEA was able to secure numerous wins, including new policies and programs to help increase hiring in state and local governments.