CSEA members from the Western New York DDSO Local sign recommit cards at the local’s annual hot dog roast in West Seneca.

WEST SENECA — Western New York DDSO Local officers used the local’s recent annual hot dog roast to urge members to stick with our union.

Local President Stacey Pettigrew, vendors representing many CSEA’s member-only benefits and Labor Relations Specialist Steve Meyer were among those who explained the importance of staying union and staying strong, as well as what it means to be a proud union member.

Many attendees signed CSEA recommit cards to show their support of staying union.

“Meaningful conversations with the right people can have lasting value,” Pettigrew said. “We made some good progress reaching out to our co-workers concerning their recommitment to stay with the union. Our members get it. They know we are stronger together.”

— Ove Overmyer

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Ove Overmyer

Ove Overmyer is an award winning photojournalist and writer who has promoted the virtue of working people and the value of public service throughout his career. His work has been published by many well-respected international media outlets, including PBS Moyers & Co., Steward Update UCS Worker Institute Cornell ILR, CBS News, The Weather Channel, SCI-FY Channel, Associated Press and LOGO-TV. Before joining the CSEA Communications Department staff in 2015, Overmyer was a CSEA member employed by the City of Rochester and an officer of the union for more than 18 years. He covers a 14 county area of Western New York and lives in Rochester, NY.

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