ONLINE UNION ACCESS
Many of you have inquired recently regarding access to your respective CSEA ID numbers and/or EBF ID’s along with what benefits are available to you as a member. A new, improved version of the MyCSEA app has been released and it features several enhancements. You can find the app by visiting the Google play store or the App store on your iphone. On the app you have direct access to all of your personal information as well as EBF benefits, member specific benefits for active CSEA members amongst various other information. All active members will be able to sign into the website directly through the app without entering a password. I encourage every member to utilize the application in order to have all of your info in the palm of your hand. This version will also update a number of the tools and links available. In addition to the MyCsea app, I encouraged all members to create an account on the CSEA webpage here https://cseany.org/ in order to stay up to date with news from our Statewide President Mary Sullivan. Additionally, don’t forget to visit our Local 334 website https://cseajudiciary.org/local-334/, there you will find digital copies of your CBA and extender agreement as well as news and information direct from the Local.
45th AFSCME INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
Our CSEA AFSCME delegates, who were elected by members in each region, convened to conduct business at the 45th AFSCME International Convention in Philadelphia – this year’s theme was “All Together” and the keynote address was given by AFSCME President Lee Saunders. Other highlights of the five-day convention included a moving tribute to the late Jerry McEntee and an impassioned speech from Georgia gubernatorial candidate and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams. To learn more visit: https://convention.afscme.org/
As you may be aware, the CSEA negotiating team representing Executive branch agencies has reached a Tentative Agreement with New York State. Votes to ratify the proposed agreement will be counted on August 2. The contract proposed is a good one with many improvements for CSEA Executive branch members in those agencies.
Meanwhile closer to home, On June 9, CSEA and UCS were scheduled to meet for contract negotiations, UCS cancelled that session the day before due to the NYS-CSEA Executive branch tentative agreement being reached the previous week. At a second day of negotiations on June 16, CSEA Judiciary and UCS had its most productive day of negotiations, having reached agreement on some language changes and discussing others. While recent sessions have been constructive, there is still much work left to do and we have set dates to meet in August and September. The Judiciary negotiating team 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.
We will be back at the table with OCA on August 3. Stay tuned and thank you for your patience and continued support!
CONNOR’S WAY 2022
The 2022 Connor’s Way 5-Mile Scenic Memorial Run/Walk is scheduled in-person for September 18th. The virtual event will take place September 11th-18th. Visit www.connorsway.com, where participants/Teams can register online now and can also order some new “swag” that has been designed this year – runner caps and long sleeve t-shirts, all with the 2022 Celtic Harp design. Check out the “Store” tab on the RunSignUp page! Merchandise pickup will be at packet pickup on Friday, September 16th at Holland Patent High School or at the event in Hinckley on Sunday, September 18th. And, of course, a free t-shirt is included with all registrations up to August 28th!
The Connor’s Way Team is proud to have awarded 25 scholarships to area high schoolers this year, at 13 different high schools, bringing the total awards in the past four years to well over $30,000! With your assistance, the Connor’s way team will continue to help the youth of our community, while remembering and honoring Connor’s life.
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.