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Central Region 5

Thanks for visiting our Region web page! CSEA’s Central Region is our union’s largest geographical Region, advocating on behalf of about 45,000 active and retired workers in 20 Counties throughout Northern NY, Central NY, the Finger Lakes, the Mohawk Valley and the Southern Tier.
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In Cayuga County, solidarity secures new contract

Solidarity secures new contract in Cayuga County

AUBURN — Cayuga County Employees Unit members recently mobilized and showed their solidarity to successfully secure a new contract that has the potential to reignite an energy within the workforce that’s been missing for years.

The unit’s new contract includes unprecedented wage increases, more health insurance plan options and binding arbitration.

“It’s the best contract we’ve gotten in a few negotiation cycles and certainly the best that I remember,” said Cayuga County Employees Unit President Bob Janas.

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Update your workplace bulletin board!

Bulletin boards at your workplace can be a great source of information for members. Here are some helpful pages to post on yours!

Region 5 Bulletin Board and Member Benefits Kit

Digital Bulletin Board Video (play at meetings or on your union TVs)

For more information to post on your workplace bulletin board, contact communications specialist Nick Newcomb at

Central Region 5

Calendar of Events


12/3 … Syracuse Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, Oneida Shores


2/11 – 2/17 … Region 5 “Acts of Kindness”

3/22 – 3/24 … Region 5 Spring Conference – Syracuse Marriot

4/27 … Region 5 Workers Memorial Day – Delaware County 

5/1 – 5/31 … CSEA Member Appreciation Month

5/19 … Member Appreciation Day

5/31 – 6/2 … Statewide Safety and Health Conference – Lake Placid

6/7 – 6/8 … Region 5 Executive Board Meeting – Auburn

July TBD … Rome Honor America Day Parade – Rome

August TBD … Local 414 Next Wave Day of Fun

8/23 – 9/2 … CSEA booth at the New York State Fair

9/2 … Labor Day Parade at New York State Fair

9/13 – 9/15 … Region 5 Fall Conference – Best Western, Oswego

10/7 – 10/11 … CSEA 114th Annual Delegates Meeting – New York City

Nov. TBD … Region 5 Executive Board Meeting 

Nov. TBD … Binghamton Polar Plunge

Dec. TBD … Oneida Shores Polar Plunge


Upcoming CSEA Education and Training Webinars and Workshops 


(State Gov’t) Representing Members in Interrogations and Discipline: Monday, Nov. 13 AND Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Labor Management Committee Training: Wednesday, Nov. 15 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Labor History: Thursday, Nov. 16 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Steward Workshop: Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

7 Tests of Just Cause: Monday, Nov. 20 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Steward Workshop: Tuesday, Nov. 28 AND Wednesday, Nov. 29 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Contract Negotiations Team Training: Wednesday, Nov. 29 AND Thursday, Nov. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.


How to Conduct New Member Orientation: Friday, Dec. 1 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Advanced Grievance (Power in Numbers): Monday, Dec. 4 AND Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Steward Workshop: Tuesday, Dec. 12 AND Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Conducting Successful Meetings: Wednesday, Dec. 13 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Labor History: Thursday, Dec. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Advanced Grievance (Intro to Contract Interpretation): Friday, Dec. 15 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Representing Members in Discipline and Interrogation (Recertification): Monday, Dec. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Overview of FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act): Tuesday, Dec. 19 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Grievance Representation Recertification: Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sign up here for CSEA’s biweekly education & training newsletter to stay on top of upcoming workshops and learn a little labor history along the way!


These workshops have been created in Unionware and are open to members in regions 1-6.

*If you have any trouble signing up online, call the Region 5 Office at 315-728-3360*

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