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Welcome to 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.

EMS workers join CSEA

CLAY — Emergency Medical Services workers employed at the not-for-profit, private sector Northern Onondaga Volunteer Ambulance, Inc. (NOVA) overwhelmingly voted to join CSEA in an election for representation. The workers provide first response services in several northern Onondaga County communities.

Read the full story here…

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!

CSEA Visa Credit Card

Who is your local president, shop steward, grievance rep, etc.?

Follow CSEA on social media!

Know your rights: CSEA Legal Department

$10k accidental death benefit registration form

Know your Region 5 staff

AFSCME free college benefit 

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

Upcoming Events and Training

Please note that most in-person events and trainings have been cancelled or postponed.

The health and safety of our members and staff is our top priority. We will advise when these trainings are rescheduled. While we navigate through this crisis, we will be offering several webinars as a resource to our members. 

More on Education and Training…


‘We knew we needed a more powerful voice:’ EMS workers join CSEA

Ken Greenleaf

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6595 Kirkville Rd. • East Syracuse NY 13057

Phone (800) 559-7975

Fax (315) 433-0915