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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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Provider moves to protect children as air quality plummets

Oneida County provider moves to protect children

ROME — Tina Westcott, a CSEA/ VOICE Local 100A Group Family Child Care Provider in Oneida County, moved quickly to protect the children in her care when she noticed the air quality deteriorating outside her home-based daycare due to recent Canadian wildfires.

“The wildfire smoke was a scary time,” said Westcott, who is CSEA/ VOICE Local 100A’s Herkimer-Oneida- Madison Chapter Representative. “I had taken the children outside that Tuesday early in the morning, trying to avoid the rain. The air quality seemed fine; it just looked gloomy like it always does before it is going to rain.”

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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!

Region 5 Bulletin Board and Member Benefits Kit

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

Central Region 5

Calendar of Events

9/22 … Region 5 Golf Tournament, Camillus

10/1-6 … CSEA 113th Annual Delegates Meeting – Buffalo

11/3-4 … Region 5 Executive Board Meeting, Onondaga County Local 834 Office

11/4 … Syracuse Veteran’s Day Parade, NYS Fairgrounds

11/4 … Binghamton Polar Plunge, Chenango Valley State Park

12/3 … Syracuse Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, Oneida Shores


Upcoming CSEA Education and Training Webinars and Workshops 

Contract Negotiations Team Training: Monday Sept. 18 AND Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The 7 Tests of Just Cause: Thursday, Sept. 21 from 2 to 3 p.m.

How to Conduct New Member Orientation: Thursday, Sept. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.


Contract Negotiation Strategies (Maximizing Our Leverage): Wednesday, Oct. 11 AND Thursday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Public Speaking: Thursday, Oct. 12 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Conducting Successful Meetings: Friday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to Noon

It’s Not Grieveable, Now What?: Monday, Oct. 16 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Disciplina en el Sector Privado (Representar a Miembros en Interrogaciones!): Martes, 17 de Octubre … Hora 6-8 p.m.

Online Grievance Rep Workshop: Wednesday, Oct. 18 AND Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Duty of Fair Representation: Thursday, Oct. 19 from Noon to 1 p.m.

Advanced Steward (Building an Activist Network): Monday, Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Private Sector Discipline (Representing Members in Interrogations): Tuesday, October 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Representing Members in Discipline and Interrogation Recertification: Wednesday, Oct. 25 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Labor History: Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Grievance Representation Recertification: Monday, Oct. 30 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Advanced Grievance (Intro to Contract Interpretation): Monday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 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.

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