The courts will be in recess for the four day period of December 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2021. A reminder that we have a side letter (similar to a pilot program) to our contract that states, “employees may report to work up to two (2) days and shall not be required to charge leave credits”. This gives you the option to not have to charge the four days of leave based on Article 9.2(l), rather you may work two days and only charge two days of accruals.
If you have been denied a Religious or Medical exemption and have received notice that you have been deemed unfit to report, please notify Local President Ian Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receiving a denial CSEA members may file a complaint with the NYS Division of Human Rights at: https://dhr.ny.gov/complaint and the Federal EEOC at: https://www.eeoc.gov/filing-charge-discrimination.
These denials are subject to complaints being filed, due to both being protected under the Constitution. The one caveat CSEA is stressing, is that members must have filled out the initial UCS applications in full. In addition, if applicants whose applications have been returned for additional documentation, fail to complete the entire form, or fail to complete any supplemental forms (e.g. requests for additional information) those applications will be automatically denied. Should a member then attempt to file a complaint of discrimination with either the DOHR or the EEOC, it will be rejected based on the applicant not following the internal process of the employer. Please be sure to adhere to the deadline stated in the letter supplied by OCA for submission of additional information.
LIGHTS ON THE LAKE
Lights on The Lake is New York’s premier drive-through holiday light show. Every year our brothers and sisters from CSEA Local 834 proudly setup and maintain two miles of breathtaking displays for all to enjoy. Local 334 has been able to obtain a limited amount of tickets to this year’s light show. Again this year the Local felt it necessary to do something for all of you, as a result tickets will be free to our 334 members throughout the Local. This year’s tickets will be good for one time use on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays through January 5th, 2022. Get yours while they are here, they will not last long and are being distributed on a first come, first served basis. Simply RSVP to email@example.com and include your name, member # and mailing address. One ticket per member please.
A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
As 2021 comes to a close and a new year comes into view, we on the Local Executive Board want to take a moment to thank all of you for your patience and perseverance throughout the course of the last year. We are honored to work alongside our Union Sisters and Brothers on a daily basis and unfortunately, are not afforded the opportunity to say that enough. Over the course of what was yet again a turbulent year in the Court system, one in which we seemingly dealt with changes on a daily basis, CSEA members once again exemplified what it is to be Union and Union Strong! So from all of us to all of you, we offer our sincerest wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season for you and your families.
The Local 334 Executive Board – Ian, Tammy, Red, Dave and Catrina