CSEA Central Region 5 News

  • Hop on our Hillary Bus!



    Join CSEA political activists as we head down to Scranton, PA on Saturday, Oct. 29 to go door to door to get out the vote for our endorsed candidate for President. Our coach bus will leave from East Syracuse at 8am and make a pickup in Binghamton at 9:40am before arriving in Scranton around 11. Meals will be provided.

    Seats on the bus are open to anyone, not just CSEA members, but they are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. E-mail Political Coordinator Rick Noreault or call him at 800-559-7975 for more information or to reserve your seat.

    Download a flyer to post in your workplace



  • Help us advocate for at-risk children!



    Across NYS, CSEA has been pushing for caseload limits for Child Protective Workers to better protect at-risk children.  We are urging Governor Cuomo to sign the Child Protective Services Safety Act, and we need your help!

    More information…



  • Farewells and Welcomes!



    Former Office Manager Roslie Tallman and former Region Director Joe Maratea, who recently retired after decades of service to our union.

    We recently said farewell to a number of retiring longtime CSEA staff in our region, including Labor Relations Specialists Will Streeter, JoAnn Mastronardi and Lynda Broadfoot and Region Director Joe Maratea and Office Manager Roslie Tallman. We wish them all the very best as they move forward to enjoy their retirements!

    At the same time, we are happy to welcome several people into our union family here in Central NY! Dean Adams, a former Labor Relations Specialist in our Western Region, is now our new Region Director. Doreen Gilbert, our former Senior Secretary in our Binghamton Office, is now our new Region Office Manager. We also welcome aboard new Labor Relations Specialists Todd Webb and Chris Rohde!



  • Syracuse University Football Discount!


    Go ORANGE with CSEA and save!

    SUFootballGraphic2014Exclusive member benefit! Take advantage of your CSEA membership and get reduced rates as follows for these home games:

    Virginia Tech, Florida State – $20 • Louisville, USF, NC State – $15

    To get your CSEA discount tickets …more



  • 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!