Onondaga County Local 834 President Dan Vadala has once again extended an invitation to Local 334 and our membership, to join his local in their yearly clambake on Sunday June 26th, 2022 from 1-6 at Sharkey’s bar and grill in Liverpool, NY.  Join your Local Officers for tons of food, raffles, door prizes and more, no tickets sold at the door.  Local 334 members make your reservations with us by mailing the attached reservation form with payment to Ian Spencer, 5805 Noel Rd., Cicero, Ny 13039.  Reservation deadline is Friday June 10th,  see the attached flyer and reservation form for complete details.  A brief membership meeting will be held with those local 334 members in attendance.


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.


The last date to apply for CSEA’s statewide college scholarship awards will be May 15. If you know of CSEA members who have graduating high school seniors, this is your last chance to share the application information with them. CSEA will give out eighteen $1,000 Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarships, three in each of our six regions. We also have two additional college scholarship opportunities available through the same application. The application is available for download at: https://cseany.org/scholarships.