The Judiciary negotiating team met with OCA again on August 3 and had another productive session, 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 an additional date for negotiations on August 24. The 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.
Stay tuned and thank you for your patience and continued support!
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.
It has been brought to our attention that some members are engaged in work while not on the clock. Contractually, CSEA members employed within the Judiciary branch of government are scheduled for a 35 hour workweek. Anytime spent working outside of those scheduled hours is considered overtime. If members are not receiving overtime pay (either scheduled or unscheduled) they should not be engaging in any work activity outside of the regular scheduled shift. Any work accomplished should be done while on the clock. With this being said you must let your supervisor know when this happens either by email or phone call. If there is a refusal to pay for overtime contact us immediately, you are entitled to that time. If you work off the clock you are not helping anyone. In order to get help you must demonstrate that it is needed. We understand there is plenty of work and it has certainly increased since the court system has gone virtual and new laws and practices being implemented. All of these changes add to your workload and we must demonstrate the need for increased personnel.
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.