The email campaign regarding the court consolidation proposal is set up at https://actionnetwork.org/letters/say-no-to-court-consolidation/. It’s also posted on our website at https://cseany.org/issues As you are aware, the UCS has gotten both chairs of the Senate and Assembly judicial committees to sponsor their bill to consolidate the courts. CSEA and your Local 334 executive team encourage you to send an email to oppose the Chief Judge’s proposal.
Under this proposal, the state’s 11 trial courts would be consolidated into three: the Supreme Court (consisting of Family, Probate, Criminal, State Claims, Commercial, and General divisions), a Municipal Court (consisting of the NYC civil / criminal courts, Long Island District Courts, and the 61 Upstate City Courts), and the Justice Courts (town / village courts that wouldn’t see a change).
It is said that this proposal will result in savings to the court system. In reality, what this means is that as courts are consolidated, fewer staff will be tasked with more responsibility, further stressing a workforce that has already shrunk by at least 12% since 2009.
INCREMENTS / LONGEVITY and SLED PAYMENTS
CSEA has been notified that increment payments as well as SLED and Longevity payments will be reflected in the April 27th, 2022 pay advice.
IRVING FLAUMENBAUM SCHOLARSHIP – Deadline extended
Every year, our union offers eighteen $1,000 Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarships to the dependent children of CSEA members who are graduating high school seniors, three in each of our six regions. We also have two additional college scholarship opportunities available through the same application form. You can download this year’s application form at: https://cseany.org/scholarships, where you can also download a poster to print and post around your workplaces. The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is May 15, 2022.
REGION 5 SCHOLARSHIP
Attached is the 2022 Region 5 Scholarship application and flyer to promote across your workplaces. The deadline for applications to be submitted is April 15. These will also be posted on https://cseany.org/r5 this week. You can also view more union scholarships at https://cseany.org/scholarships.
MICHAEL D. CARRAWAY SCHOLARSHIP – Deadline extended
It is with great pleasure CSEA Judiciary Local 334 announces the 2022 Lt. Michael D. Carraway Memorial Scholarship Program. Graduating seniors who are a child or legal dependent of a court employee represented by CSEA Judiciary Local 334 and will be attending an accredited institution of higher education are eligible to apply. Applications due by April 29, 2022
*These scholarships are another member-only benefit for belonging to New York’s Leading Union.*