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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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Stacy Abrams meets with local activists

Politician, voting rights activist Abrams meets with labor leaders

UTICA — Politician and civil and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams was the keynote speaker at a recent Central New York Labor Council Legislative Breakfast that CSEA Central Region leaders attended.

Abrams, a former Georgia State representative, is an advocate for labor rights. She was endorsed by AFSCME, Georgia AFL-CIO and other unions during her two gubernatorial election runs in 2018 and 2022.

Click here to read the full story!

Central Region 5 Scholarship

Do you have a graduating high school senior continuing their education? CSEA Central Region 5 is proud to announce the annual scholarship application period is now open. This scholarship is another member-only benefit of belonging to New York’s Leading Union. A minimum of 4 winners will be selected. Application deadline is April 12, 2024. 

Download the scholarship application here!

Download a flyer to post on your bulletin board!


CSEA 2024 statewide college scholarship applications available

Applications for our union’s statewide college scholarships are now available! Graduating high school seniors who are eligible dependents of CSEA active members are eligible to apply for and receive a scholarship.
CSEA awards 18 $1,000 scholarships under the Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship program, three in each region. Pearl Insurance and MetLife each sponsor a one-time $2,500 award.
Application deadline is May 1, 2024. Visit for more information.


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

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

7/27 … Rome Honor America Day Parade – Rome

8/3 … 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 


Advanced Grievance – Power in Numbers: Tuesday, April 2 AND Wednesday, April 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Conducting Successful Meetings: Thursday, April 4 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Labor/Management Committee Training: Tuesday, April 9 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Overview of FMLA: Wednesday, April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Grievance Representation Recertification: Thursday, April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Labor History Workshop: Monday, April 15 AND Tuesday, April 16 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Contract Negotiation Strategies – Maximizing Our Leverage: Wednesday, April 17 AND Thursday, April 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Representing Members in Discipline and Interrogation Recertification: Wednesday, April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The 7 Tests of Just Cause: Thursday, April 25 from Noon to 1 p.m.

How to conduct New Member Orientation: Tuesday, April 30 from Noon to 2 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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