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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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PHOTO GALLERY: Region 5 Labor Day Parade

PHOTOS: Region 5 @ NYS Fair Labor Day Parade

SYRACUSE — Central Region 5 sisters and brothers represented CSEA at the New York State Fair Labor Day Parade and reminded Central New York that we are UNION STRONG.

Click here to view the full photo gallery!

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 Kit

For more information to post on your workplace bulletin board, contact communications specialist Nick Newcomb at nicholas.newcomb@cseainc.org

We want YOUR suggestions!

Have an idea to make Central Region 5 better? We want to hear from you.

Have you found a new way to engage members, do you have an idea for an event or training?

We want to hear your ideas.

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TRAININGS, WEBINARS & SKILLS FOR SUCCESS

Upcoming CSEA Education and Training Webinars 

**Steward: Our union is strongest when our members come together, ready to fight for what’s right. Every day, CSEA stewards make this happen at worksites throughout the state. In this two-part workshop, you will learn more about our union and how stewards build power by organizing, educating, and communicating with coworkers.

This workshop is for All CSEA Members who want to build a stronger union.

October 3 and 4, 2022, from 10 am – 12 pm.

To register: https://memberlink.cseany.org/Event.axd?e=685

**Student Debt Relief

Lower Your Payments and Enroll in Public Service Loan Forgiveness Today!

Are you a student or a public employee with Federal Student loans? Join us for a Student Debt Relief workshop and learn how to get on track to eliminate your student debt.

October 3, 2022, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm

To register: https://memberlink.cseany.org/Event.axd?e=687

**Representing Members in Discipline and Interrogations Recertification

This workshop is designed for officers and activists that have completed the basic workshop. Participants will have an opportunity to review their role and employee rights within the disciplinary process and practice their skills in preparing for and representing members during disciplinary interrogations.

Completion of this workshop will ensure compliance with the CSEA Local and Unit Constitutions’ Article 5, Section 6. To be appointed as a certified Discipline & Interrogation Representative, members must complete this workshop and be appointed by their Local/Unit Presidents.

This workshop is for ALL State, Local Government and Private Sector bargaining unit officers and activists who have completed the basic discipline and Interrogation workshop.

October 3, 2022, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm                    

To register: https://memberlink.cseany.org/Event.axd?e=688

**Conducting Successful Meetings

Much of the business of the union is done during meetings–general membership meetings, executive board meetings, committee meetings, steward meetings and many other types of meetings. In order for these meetings to be productive and useful, the leaders and participants of the meetings must be aware of some basic information. In this workshop, we will identify the characteristics of successful meetings, examine the different types of meetings held within the union context, learn the basics of parliamentary procedure, and practice meeting preparation and participation techniques.

October 6, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

To register: https://memberlink.cseany.org/Event.axd?e=689

**Student Debt Relief

Lower Your Payments and Enroll in Public Service Loan Forgiveness Today!

Are you a student or a public employee with Federal Student loans? Join us for a Student Debt Relief workshop and learn how to get on track to eliminate your student debt.

October 6, 2022, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

To register: https://memberlink.cseany.org/Event.axd?e=690

**Grievance Representation

Want a stronger union? Attend this upcoming Grievance Representation workshop!  Help enforce the contractual rights you and your co-workers have won.  Every day, CSEA grievance representatives represent their co-workers in contract grievance procedures. In this new and exciting two-part webinar, you will learn how to follow a contractual grievance procedure, investigate a case, write a grievance, and present a grievance to management. 

Completion of this workshop complies with the CSEA Local/Unit Constitutional mandate, Article 5 Section 6. To be appointed as a certified grievance representative, participants must complete this workshop and be appointed by their Local or Unit president.

This workshop is designed for Local Government, Private Sector, and New York State Authority officers and activists who have little or no experience handling grievances and other workplace violations.

October 6 and 13, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm (consecutive Thursdays)

To register: https://memberlink.cseany.org/Event.axd?e=691

Registration deadline is October 4, 2022.

**Advanced Grievance: Power in Numbers

Want to identify issues that present organizing opportunities and plan strategic campaigns that use escalating tactics to pressure management into improving the workplace? This workshop will cover the importance of one-on-one conversations, small meetings, and rank-and-file activism in establishing the foundation of a thriving union. Completion of this workshop does not comply with the grievance representation training requirement as outlined in the CSEA Local and Unit Constitutions’ Article V, Section 6.

October 11 and 12, 2022, from 12 to 2 pm

This workshop is open to CSEA Officers or and activists who have completed the 2-part basic grievance representation workshop.

To register: https://memberlink.cseany.org/Event.axd?e=692

**Steward

Our union is strongest when our members come together, ready to fight for what’s right. Every day, CSEA stewards make this happen at worksites throughout the state. In this two-part workshop, you will learn more about our union and how stewards build power by organizing, educating, and communicating with coworkers.

This workshop is for All CSEA Members who want to build a stronger union.

October 11 and 12, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm

To register: https://memberlink.cseany.org/Event.axd?e=693

 **Advanced Steward: Building an Activist Network

This workshop is designed for officers and activists who have completed the basic Steward Workshop. Participants will refresh and sharpen their skills by practicing communication skills, understanding the importance of recruiting, and encouraging member involvement, and review how to choose and organize around workplace issues to build the union.

October 13, 2022, from 12 pm to 2 pm.

To register: https://memberlink.cseany.org/Event.axd?e=694

**Student Debt Relief

Lower Your Payments and Enroll in Public Service Loan Forgiveness Today!

Are you a student or a public employee with Federal Student loans? Join us for a Student Debt Relief workshop and learn how to get on track to eliminate your student debt.

October 13, 2022, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

To register: https://memberlink.cseany.org/Event.axd?e=695

 **Inside the Time and Attendance Process

This advanced workshop is designed to provide State Government bargaining unit officers and disciplinary representatives with basic knowledge and skills necessary to represent members under the Article 33 Time and Attendance Procedure. In this workshop participants will review the elements of Article 33.5 and discuss basic steps and rights of union representatives and employees under this procedure with a focus on Settlements and the Hearing Process. Participants must complete this workshop and be designated by their Local/Unit President to represent members under this procedure.

This workshop is for State Government bargaining unit officers and disciplinary representatives that have completed the CSEA State Government Discipline and Interrogation Workshop and are designated to represent members under Article 33 Time and Attendance Procedure.

October 17 & 18, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm

To register: https://memberlink.cseany.org/Event.axd?e=696

**Contract Negotiation Strategies: Maximizing Our Leverage

Our union is strongest when our members come together, ready to fight for what’s right. Want to maximize the union’s leverage in contract negotiations by organizing a contract committee, sometimes referred to as a Contract Action Team or CAT? A CAT is a representative group of local/unit activists who help to plan and implement both the contract negotiations and the contract campaign that accompanies the negotiations.

October 17 & 18, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm

To register: https://memberlink.cseany.org/Event.axd?e=697

**Conducting Successful Meetings

Much of the business of the union is done during meetings–general membership meetings, executive board meetings, committee meetings, steward meetings and many other types of meetings. In order for these meetings to be productive and useful, the leaders and participants of the meetings must be aware of some basic information. In this workshop, we will identify the characteristics of successful meetings, examine the different types of meetings held within the union context, learn the basics of parliamentary procedure, and practice meeting preparation and participation techniques.

October 18, 2022, from 12 to 2 pm

To register: https://memberlink.cseany.org/Event.axd?e=698

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These workshops have been created in Unionware and are open to Regions 1-6, and it is requested that All the Regions Offices handle pre-registration.

*If you have any trouble signing up online, call the Region 5 Office at 315-728-3360*
 
 


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