The Local 334 Scholarship Committee met and awarded academic and financial assistance scholarships to graduating seniors, whose parents are employed by the Unified Court System and CSEA members in good standing.  Please see the attached notice from the Local with a description of each student.  The Lt. Michael Carraway Memorial Scholarship is named in memory of retired Judiciary Local 334 President, Sharon Carraways husband and Father of Local 334 Member/Scholarship Committee member Natalie Carraway.  Lt. Carraway was a Utica Police Lieutenant and Union activist who passed unexpectedly in 1994.


With your union membership, get your discounted tickets to Enchanted Forest Water Safari. This seasonal promotion is brought to you by CSEA Local 334.  Simply go to WaterSafari.com … click on the Buy Tickets and Passes link on the top left … click on the “Promo Code? Click Here” box in the center of the page and enter our promo code EFWS851 … and print your tickets at home! This promo code is active through Sept. 5, 2022


Judiciary Local 330 President Lawrence Germano testified in front of the Unified court systems pandemic practices working group during last weeks session.  You can view his testimony on the CSEA Local 1000 Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/csealocal1000/posts/391626003006800 or on the CSEA YouTube link here  https://youtu.be/ArENNW1HcRA  A PDF version of his statement is also attached.


The CSEA Contract Negotiations Team met again this week with representatives from OCA’s negotiating team.  While the session was constructive there is still much work left to do and we have set dates to meet in July, August and September.  CSEA continues to seek a longer-term agreement with increased benefits for its members.  Please remember that it would be unduly detrimental to the bargaining process, to set forth the specifics of any proposals.  Rest assured that the CSEA Team will continue to pursue an agreement that will address concerns and issues raised by the membership.

Thank you for your patience and continued support!


We look forward to seeing those of you who RSVP’d  for the Local 834 yearly clambake on Sunday June 26th, 2022 from 1-6 at Sharkey’s bar and grill in Liverpool, NY.  Our thanks to Local President Dan Vadala for once again inviting us to join in the food, raffles, door prizes and more.  A brief membership meeting will be held with those local 334 members in attendance at 1:15 p.m.


Primary elections for statewide office (Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller, where applicable) and state assembly will be held on June 28.  New York makes it very convenient to vote and CSEA has all the information available in one easy spot, cseany.org/vote.  If you intend to vote by absentee ballot, the last day to request one by mail was June 13 OR in-person at your county board of elections by June 27.  Completed and signed ballots must be postmarked by June 28th.