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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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Taking advantage of AFSCME Free College Benefit, it’s never too late to learn

Taking advantage of AFSCME Free College Benefit, it’s never too late to learn

“I never went back to college because I started a family early. I didn’t feel like I had enough to go around; to go to school, work full-time, and have a family,” Kovac- Thomas said. “When I saw that you were able to go to college, basically on your own terms, it really appealed to me.”

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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!

CSEA Visa Credit Card

Who is your local president, shop steward, grievance rep, etc.?

Follow CSEA on social media!

Know your rights: CSEA Legal Department

$10k accidental death benefit registration form

Know your Region 5 staff

AFSCME free college benefit 

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

2021 Region 5 Scholarship

CSEA offers our members many opportunities for assistance in paying for college, including our AFSCME Free College Program, and several union scholarships at the nationalstatewide, regional and local levels.

The Central Region application deadline is May 1, 2021 for our 15th annual College Scholarship awards from eligible high school seniors whose parents, legal guardians or grandparents are Region 5 CSEA members in good-standing.

Click here to download the application

Click here for a flyer to advertise the scholarship


Upcoming CSEA Education and Training Webinars 

Local Government Discipline and Interrogations: Wednesday, April 14 AND Thursday, April 15 @ Noon-2 p.m.
Local Government Private Sector Grievance: Saturday, April 17 @ 10 a.m – 2:30 p.m.
Discipline and Interrogation Recertification: Tuesday, April 20 @ 6-8 p.m.
State Government Discipline and Interrogations: Wednesday, April 21 AND Thursday, April 22 @ 6-8 p.m.
Grievance Recertification: Monday, April 26 @ 6-8 p.m.
Duty of Fair Representation: Tuesday, April 27 @ Noon-1 p.m.
Weingarten Rights: What you need to know: Wednesday, April 28 @ Noon-1 p.m.


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6595 Kirkville Rd. • East Syracuse NY 13057

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