State Operations – NYS Canal Corp

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CSEA-represented employees maintain and operate New York State’s 524-mile canal system that links the Hudson River with Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, The Finger Lakes, the Niagara River and Lake Erie.

The system includes 57 locks, 20 lift bridges and 114 dams.  Dating back to 1918, much of the historic equipment requires significant maintenance and unique skills often second and third generation Canal employees.

CSEA is organized into four CSEA Locals: 500, 501, 503 and 527.  CSEA Local Presidents and LRS are:

Local Local President Labor Relations Specialist
500 Walter Sprouse
112 Dunlap Road
Amsterdam, New York 12010
Diane Selchick
Email: diane.selchick@cseainc.org
CSEA Region 4
1 Lear Jet Ln., Suite #2
Latham, New York 12110
501 Nick Neznek, President
429 Mariaville Scotch Church
Pattersonville, NY 12137
Ed Herbert
Email: edward.herbert@cseainc.org
CSEA Region 4
1 Lear Jet Ln., Suite #2
Latham, New York 12110
503 Michael Vandish
770 West 1st St. South
Fulton, New York 13069
Rich McCormick
Email: rich.mccormick@cseainc.org
Bob Riley
Email: robert.riley@cseainc.org
CSEA Region 5
6595 Kirkville Rd.
E. Syracuse, New York 13057
527 Nicholas Salvatore, Jr., President
4309 Long Bridge Road
Albion, NY 14411
Paul Peters
Email: paul.peters@cseainc.org
CSEA Rochester Office
3495 Winton Pl.
Bldg. E, Suite #3
Rochester, New York 14623