CSEA Central Region 5 News

  • Calling all Syracuse Chiefs fans!


    It’s a Thruway series between CSEA’s Central and Western Regions as the Syracuse Chiefs take on the Buffalo Bisons in Buffalo!

    CSEA has a limited amount of discount tickets available for the Friday, July 29 game! Come and root for our Region Five team to beat the Region Six team!

    More information…

    CSEA Syracuse Chiefs discount home games



  • Join us as we march in Rome!



    CSEA will again march on Saturday, July 30 in the City of Rome’s “Honor America Days” Parade to highlight our union’s contributions to strengthening our communities.

    Read the flyer for more…



  • Discount and FREE baseball tickets through CSEA!


    baseball2Let CSEA help take YOU out to the ballgame, with discounted and, in some cases, free, baseball tickets to Central New York minor league and collegiate league baseball!

    CSEA currently has ticket deals available with the following teams:

    • Binghamton Mets
    • Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs
    • Syracuse Chiefs


    …more info



  • Region 5 congratulates our Statewide Scholarship Winners!


    Region 5 congratulates the following CSEA parents and their children who have won CSEA Statewide Scholarships:

    Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship ($1,000):

    Caitlin Lashbrooks, whose mother, Christine Lashbrooks, is an account clerk typist at Lewis County.
    Dana Eschler, whose father, Timothy Eschler, is a maintenance worker at Otsego County Building Services.
    Evan Bille, whose mother, Elizabeth Bille, is a classroom aide at the Skaneateles Central School District.



  • Announcing our 2016 Regional Scholarship Winners!


    2016 Region Scholarship


    Congratulations to our four 2016 Region Scholarship winners! …Meet them here



  • Upcoming Events from our Member Services Committee


    Our Region’s Member Services Committee is always hard at work planning trips, discounts and events that make your union membership even more fun and valuable!

    Click on the links below to download flyers about our upcoming events!



    Enchanted Forest/Water Safari Saturday, August 13






    Bus trips to see NY Yankees vs. Rays OR
    NY Mets vs. Padres
    Sunday, August 14








    Region 5 Golf Tournament – Friday, September 30





  • Building our Power by facing our challenges



    CSEA Legislative & Political Coordinator Rick Noreault speaks to CSEA Local 647 members working at the NYS Ranger School in Wanakena recently.

    It’s a challenging time for CSEA members: organized wealth is attacking organized workers, trying to take away our power and pick our pockets!

    CSEA staff are available to speak to groups of union members about what these current challenges mean to working women/men and our families, and how we fight back. Challenges such as:

    • The union-busting Supreme Court decision that’s still in play;
    • The vote to call for a Constitutional Convention in NYS;
    • Growing threats of consolidation/outsourcing/lack of proper funding; and more!


    To schedule a union staff professional to speak at your membership meeting or at a union-sponsored lunch & learn program, please call our Region Office at (800) 559-7975 and ask to speak to Legislative & Political Coordinator Rick Noreault or Communications Specialist Mark Kotzin. Let’s build our power!



  • Leadership Education Materials

    Here are some online guidebooks we’ve prepared to assist our leadership:
    (click on image to view or download materials)


    How-to set up your own CSEA worksite Information Day


    Tips for establishing your union’s online presence


    Articles you can copy and paste to use for your CSEA newsletter, website or blog


  • Photo of the Month


    Photo copyright ©2016 by CSEA Communications Specialist Mark Kotzin
    (click on image for a larger photo)


    CSEA Local 615 member Toriano Newson, a cleaner at SUNY Upstate University Hospital’s Community Campus, has pledged to NEVER QUIT his union! Thanks Toriano! We appreciate your support!