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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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DSS investigator painting with a purpose

DSS investigator painting with a purpose

CANTON — On her days off, you can find Adams working on her various murals throughout the halls of the building. She’s put more than 100 hours of her own time into her project and is doing it all on her own dime.

“My goal is to do enough paintings on each floor at all the places children would come in, so they’re greeted, no matter how they enter the building, with some friendly and welcoming art,” Adams said.

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

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Upcoming CSEA Education and Training Webinars 

7 Test of Just Cause Webinar: Wednesday, July 7 @ 1 to 2 p.m.
Duty of Fair Representation: Thursday, July 8 @ 1 to 2 p.m.
Local Government Discipline and Interrogation Representation: Monday, July 12 & Monday, July 19 @ 6 to 8 p.m.
Advanced Grievance, Power in Numbers: Wednesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 15 @ 6 to 8 p.m.
Steward Workshop: Tuesday, July 20 and Wednesday, July 21 @ 6 to 8 p.m.
Local Government/Private Sector Grievance Representation: Wednesday, July 28 & Thursday, July 29 @ 6 to 8 p.m.


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6595 Kirkville Rd. • East Syracuse NY 13057

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