2% CONTRACTUAL RAISE DELAYED
The Governor has announced the delay in paying contractual raises for all state workers by 90 days. The following news release was sent out early this morning https://nystateofpolitics.com/state-of-politics/new-york/ny-state-of-politics/2020/04/09/new-york-unions-say-raises-are-being-delayed. This has been posted on the CSEA LOCAL 1000 facebook page and the online edition of the Work Force as well.
It is CSEA’s understanding that this is a postponement, when the raises do get paid, they will be retroactive to April 1st. As of now Longevity and step increases are not impacted by this and will still be paid as scheduled. Should this change I will notify all of you through subsequent receiver notices. OCA has stated those payments will be paid in the April 29th paycheck. CSEA is exploring all options in regards to handling this with the state.
SAVE NEW YORK CAMPAIGN
We are encouraging members to join the SAVE NEW YORK CAMPAIGN to push the federal government for immediate and unrestricted aid. To that end, CSEA is launching a campaign over the next two weeks to pressure Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and the NY Congressional delegation demanding they fight for these funds. Attached you will find an editable form letter and a list of all state representatives by district. CSEA needs you, its members, the very workers who are showing up every day to ensure our way of life, to participate in this campaign. Not only by contacting your representative, but also look for and share memes/ads on social media CSEA posts in the coming days. In order to get New York State out of this fiscal crisis make your voice heard. More info on the campaign at: https://cseany.org/help-save-new-york