Retiree membership has its advantages!

If you are retired from public service, or about to retire, you should continue your union membership by joining CSEA’s Retiree Division.

By joining, you become eligible for a host of union benefits for Retiree members, including:

  • Legislative and political action programs designed to enhance and protect retiree pension and health benefits;
  • Participation in a Retiree Local of CSEA;
  • Three informative publications;
  • Access to insurance plans at CSEA’s low group rates;
  • Money-saving member benefits;
  • A discounted consumer items buying service;
  • Discounted Dental and Vision Care Programs; and
  • A personal legal services referral network.

If you are still in active service, you should discuss Retiree Division membership with your Local President. You can download the application form here. You can also contact your Retiree Local President (see listing below) for additional information.


Questions about retirement? Read our Retirement Guide online!

Here is a listing of our Retiree Division Locals in Central New York,
the areas they cover, and their presidents:


    • Binghamton Area Retirees Local 902:
      • Mr. Dan Bettman, President – (607) 988-9233
        Covers retirees in Broome, Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego Counties


    • Ithaca Area Retirees Local 905:
      • Ms. Terry Rosesmith, President – (607) 869-5719
        Covers retirees in Chemung, Cortland, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga and Tompkins Counties


    • Syracuse Area Retirees Local 913:
      • Ms. Charlotte Adkins, President – (315) 343-3389
        Covers retirees in Cayuga, Onondaga and Oswego Counties


    • Oneida-Madison-Herkimer Area Retirees Local 914:
      • Mr. Ned Joseph – (315) 853-2800
        Covers retirees in  Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties


    • Jefferson-Lewis Retirees Local 915:
      • Mr. Carl Fitzsimmons – (315) 628-5079
        Covers retirees in Jefferson and Lewis Counties


  • St. Lawrence Area Retirees Local 923:
    • Mr. Joe Cosentino – (315) 393-3411
      Covers retirees in St. Lawrence County