Fighting Back with the Truth
CSEA is under attack by the Freedom Foundation with intentionally deceptive mailers, emails and social media. They want to take your power, time to fight back!
Learn more and hear what CSEA Members are saying at: https://cseany.org/truth
Mary E. Sullivan reelected as CSEA Statewide President
Mary E. Sullivan has been elected to a second term as CSEA Statewide President.
Sullivan’s next four-year term begins March 1, 2024, and will continue through Feb. 29, 2028.
Also elected as CSEA statewide officers are:
Executive Vice President: Ron Briggs
Statewide Secretary: Richard Bebo
Statewide Treasurer: Nicole Meeks
Winners of CSEA’s “I Love My Union” contest announced!
Congratulations to our contest winners! Each winner will receive a $50 gift card in the mail. For a full list of winners and to read their entries, click here.
Vote for AFSCME podcast to receive NAACP Image Award
AFSCME’s “I AM Story” podcast series, which recounts the struggle of the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike, has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Podcast – Limited Series/Short Form.
You can help the podcast win this prestigious award. Voting for the award is open to the public. Voting is open until February 24 at 9 p.m. EST.
Cast your vote
Listen to the podcast
Celebrating Black History Month
February is Black History Month. This month, let’s shine a spotlight on the trailblazing Black workers who have played a pivotal role in shaping the U.S. labor movement. Their resilience and contributions continue to shape a better future.
CSEA 2024 statewide college scholarship applications available
Applications for our union’s statewide college scholarships are now available! Graduating high school seniors who are eligible dependent of CSEA active members are eligible to apply for and receive a scholarship.
CSEA awards 18 $1,000 scholarships under the Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship program, three in each region. Pearl Insurance and MetLife each sponsor a one-time $2,500 award.
Application deadline is May 1, 2024.
PLEASE NOTE: Old applications could disqualify potential candidates. Please do not use applications from previous years – applications were recently revised.
Learn more and download the 2024 scholarship application
The 2024 CSEA Calendar is available
CSEA members can request a calendar to be mailed to them by filling out this form.
A recruitment message to CSEA from NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli
The State Comptroller’s office is currently hiring for multiple open CSEA positions across New York State.
The office has more than 2,700 public employees statewide who are dedicated to ensuring taxpayer dollars are used effectively and for public good. CSEA members are highly valued members of their team, these positions are open to those who are new to government work or current New York State employees looking for a change.
Watch the video
Apply NOW for WDI Child Care Scholarship Program
The Workforce Development Institute (WDI) launched child care scholarships to help working families with the high cost of child care in the Capital District and Western New York.
The average monthly scholarship is $1,000 per child, paid directly to child care providers for full-time care.
Eligibility guidelines apply. Scholarships are open to any resident of Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Monroe and Erie counties working 10 hours or more or is in an education of training program under the maximum eligible income.
CSEA members and families are urged to apply now! This program will go fast. It is open to the public and will end when funding runs out.
Test your knowledge!
Knowledge is power, and it pays off! Join the fun with our weekly union quiz on the MyCSEA app! First-time winners not only get bragging rights but a FREE exclusive CSEA t-shirt! Download the MyCSEA app today and put your mind to the test!
State civil service exam fees waived
After a strong lobbying effort by CSEA, the state Department of Civil Service will begin waiving fees for all state civil service examinations as of July 1. This new law aims to increase the number of New Yorkers who take civil service exams and expand the pool of potential applicants to residents who may not be able to afford the exam fee. These fees will be waived until Dec. 31, 2025. Local governments are also authorized to waive civil service exam fees but are not required to do so.
CSEA Public Service Spotlight
For CSEA’s next Public Service Spotlight, we’re hearing from CSEA Nassau University Medical Center Unit Executive Vice President Shakira Settles, who speaks about her role as a mentor to new CSEA members and the overall benefit of union membership.
State agencies hiring critical direct care, health and safety positions
The New York State Department of Civil Service’s Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement (H.E.L.P.) Program temporarily suspends the civil service exam requirement for more than 100 job titles at agencies across the state.
Learn more and apply
CSEA Public Service Spotlight
New webinar available
CSEA has a brand-new webinar available for activists interested in our governance process, How to properly write and submit proposed resolutions or amendments to CSEA’s Constitution & By-Laws. It will prepare viewers to properly write proposed resolutions and/or amendments to CSEA’s governing documents that, if approved, may be voted on at our Annual Delegates Meeting this October.
Download the Updated My CSEA smartphone app!
We’ve just launched a completely updated version of our popular My CSEA smartphone app, available for both Apple and Android devices, which keeps you even more connected to our union and provides important information about your representation and benefits. It’s all just a touch away!
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!