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CSEA Statement on the Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

ALBANY – CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan issued the following statement on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

“CSEA deeply mourns the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was an incredible champion of justice. Her work in defending the law helped greatly advance civil rights, women’s rights and labor rights in this country. The incredible legacy she leaves behind must never be forgotten as we carry her memory with us while union members continue her fight to secure the rights for all people. To say that America has lost someone amazing is a true understatement. On behalf of CSEA, I extend our deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.”

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CSEA Supports Joe Biden for President

CSEA is proud to endorse Joe Biden for President. In a Labor Day statement, CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan said, “Joe Biden clearly aligns with the majority of issues that concern our union and impact union members, and we’re going to do everything in our power to get him elected.”

Read more about our endorsement.

Coronavirus Information

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all workers throughout New York, and CSEA has created an informational page to share accurate information regarding how this virus has impacted workers and the many labor relations issues that have arisen from workplace closures and safety protocols.

The staff professionals in our union’s Occupational Safety & Health Department have been closely monitoring the situation and providing appropriate guidance to union members. This includes a series of available on-demand webinars, and a section of Frequently Asked Questions.

Visit our coronavirus information page


See our coronavirus FAQ

With school reopening plans being developed in school districts across the state, there is a lot of uncertainty and fear about how we reopen our schools so that they are as safe as possible for school workers, children, and the entire school community.

With that in mind, CSEA has created our Safe@School Initiative, which is designed to be a one-stop-shop of resources regarding school safety during the pandemic.

If you are a school worker, please take advantage of the information on this page to help make sure your school community is protected to the greatest extent possible.

Essential workers: Are you in need of alternate childcare?

If you or any of the members who are performing essential work keeping our state running are in need of childcare, CSEA has been putting workers in touch with members who work as licensed childcare providers. To make such arrangements, call our CSEA/VOICE call center at 877-483-2732.

CSEA’s statewide officers took office in March 2020. From left to right: President Mary E. Sullivan, Executive Vice President Denise Berkley, Secretary Richard Bebo and Treasurer Nicole Meeks.

Meet our leadership team here.

Welcome to our redesigned web site! We hope we’ve made it easier to navigate and more useful for you. It’s still a work in progress and we appreciate your patience as we work out any issues. Please let us know if you can’t find what you’re looking for or have ideas for what we could add. This is one more way we’re working hard to improve communications to get information to our members and build a stronger union.

Mary E. Sullivan

President, CSEA

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Show OFF your union pride WITH A CSEA SHIRT!

Visit CSEA’s Merch Mart today to purchase shirts and hats bearing the CSEA logo which are union-made in the USA and offered through our partner Ethix Merch.

Order today and wear them with pride and show off your union colors!

CSEA and the need for an accurate census count

It might seem like during a crisis, the Census should be the last thing on people’s minds. As New York is in deep economic trouble, that’s definitely not the case.

The Census is an opportunity to make sure all our governments and communities get all the funding they are entitled to. This matters to ALL our members. When people fail to get counted, we all lose.

More info on the census.


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