CSEA Western Region 6

CSEA Western Region 6 We promote the virtue of working people and the value of public service. Call us 716-691-6555.
CSEA Western Region 6 proudly represents about 45,000 workers from 14 counties throughout Western New York. Our region extends from the Canadian border to the Pennsylvania state line and Lake Erie on the west to Wayne, Yates and Steuben counties on the east. The Western Region Office is located just outside Buffalo, in Amherst. We also have a satellite office in Rochester. Flo Tripi, a former Monroe County president, is our elected Region President. CSEA members are primarily public employees performing every kind of work in every part of New York. The union also has a growing membership in the private sector. CSEA is the largest affiliate ( Local 1000) of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) which, in turn, is one of the largest affiliates of the AFL-CIO. Off the job, CSEA members work hard to improve our communities, supporting numerous organizations and causes with their time, talent and money.
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A CALL TO ACTION:  “Every person counted in the 2020 Census brings additional money into our community. That money suppo...
01/25/2020

A CALL TO ACTION: “Every person counted in the 2020 Census brings additional money into our community. That money supports vital public services, social programs and political power in Washington, DC. It’s incredibly important we get this right.”

-Scott Shugarts
Document Clerk
Erie County, NY
CSEA Erie County Local 815

BE COUNTED! -- "By all of us participating in the 2020 Census, we are doing our part to keep vital public services intac...
01/24/2020

BE COUNTED! -- "By all of us participating in the 2020 Census, we are doing our part to keep vital public services intact-- here in Erie County and all around the State of New York. We want everyone to be counted!"

-Rachel Casey
Employment Counselor
Erie County, NY
CSEA Erie County Local 815

Depew-- CSEA Erie County Unit employees held a general membership meeting on Jan. 23 to update members on the latest new...
01/24/2020

Depew-- CSEA Erie County Unit employees held a general membership meeting on Jan. 23 to update members on the latest news and developments that affect our working world.

Unit President Denise Szymura chaired an ambitious meeting agenda and introduced candidates for the CSEA Statewide Presidency, as well as several key vendors and guest speakers, including Western Region PAC Coordinator Chris Rackl who gave a presentation on the 2020 Census.

CSEA Statewide President Mary Sullivan and Western Region President Bob Pyjas were also in attendance. Photos by Ove Overmyer, CSEA ©2020

Depew-- CSEA Erie County Unit employees held a general membership meeting on Jan. 23 to update members on the latest news and developments that affect our working world.

Unit President Denise Szymura chaired an ambitious meeting agenda and introduced candidates for the CSEA Statewide Presidency, as well as several key vendors and guest speakers, including Western Region PAC Coordinator Chris Rackl who gave a presentation on the 2020 Census.

CSEA Statewide President Mary Sullivan and Western Region President Bob Pyjas were also in attendance. Photos by Ove Overmyer, CSEA ©2020

News from Genesee County!
01/24/2020
Genesee County, CSEA approve four-year labor pact

News from Genesee County!

BATAVIA — Genesee County and the union which represents the biggest group of county employees have reached a four-year labor agreement with pay raises of 2% to 2.5% a year, following county approval of the proposal at Wednesday night’s Legislature meeting.

01/23/2020
Special Olympics NY

Why not volunteer? If you are interested, please contact Ove at the Rochester Satellite Office 585-272-0800.

They train all year to reach their goals, but they can't do it without you. Volunteer for the Special Olympics New York Winter Games on February 21-22

#MOVEOVER
01/23/2020

#MOVEOVER

This is why you move over.
Our Trooper suffered minor injuries Wednesday morning when investigating an accident on State Route 370 in Salina. No injury to other driver.

01/22/2020

Statement on the Governor’s budget proposal from CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan:

“CSEA members working for our state and local governments continue providing vital services, even when our state faces challenging budgets.

Addressing a six billion dollar deficit will be difficult, but we will work to make sure it doesn’t negatively impact the services and programs New Yorkers rely on.

CSEA opposes the closures of state facilities but will work with the executive and legislative chambers to ensure workers at these facilities have opportunities to continue their careers in state service.

We will also work to ensure any changes to our state’s Medicaid program will not harm service recipients or the dedicated workers who provide those services.”

Sad news to share -- CSEA is mourning the loss of our Buffalo-Niagara Frontier Retirees Local 903 Treasurer Rich DiSanto...
01/22/2020
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Sad news to share -- CSEA is mourning the loss of our Buffalo-Niagara Frontier Retirees Local 903 Treasurer Rich DiSanto, 77, who passed away on Friday, January 17.

In addition to his union activism, Rich was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a strong supporter of veterans and active military. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Local 903 member Ruth A. DiSanto, two children, several nieces and nephews.

In photo: Rich DiSanto in attendance at the CSEA Western Region Veterans Day ceremony at the Buffalo Naval Park -- an event he attended every year since its inception 19 years ago. Photo Ove Overmyer, CSEA ©2016

You can access the obituary here: https://www.amigone.com/obituary/Richard-Dick-Rich-DiSanto/Cheektowaga-New-York/1866498

Please check the URL, go to the www.amigone.com home page, or use the other links on this page to find the information for which you are looking.

#ROC THE PLUNGE WITH CSEA! Please join or donate to our Western Region team! Also, please download and share poster at y...
01/22/2020

#ROC THE PLUNGE WITH CSEA! Please join or donate to our Western Region team! Also, please download and share poster at your workplace! See you at Ontario Beach Park on Feb. 9! http://events.nyso.org/goto/CSEA6

Census Fact of the WeekLABOR COUNTS -- According to the NYS Complete Count Commission, nearly 5 million New Yorkers have...
01/22/2020

Census Fact of the Week

LABOR COUNTS -- According to the NYS Complete Count Commission, nearly 5 million New Yorkers have been estimated to be part of a hard-to-count community. As labor and community leaders, it is critical CSEA members from all over our state help make sure that all New Yorkers are counted this year!

Left to Right: NYS Psychiatric Institutional Local members (CSEA Metropolitan Region 2) Giselle Thomas, Seney Batista and Rebecca Justiniano advocate for an accurate census count in 2020! Photo by David Galarza.

Attention CSEA Western Region Members! Do you need to brush up on your advocacy skills? Call now to register for a Greiv...
01/22/2020

Attention CSEA Western Region Members! Do you need to brush up on your advocacy skills? Call now to register for a Greivance Rep Workshop March 3-4, 2020!

US Census 2020: Myth vs. FactPlease share this poster at your workplace! Be counted!
01/22/2020

US Census 2020: Myth vs. Fact

Please share this poster at your workplace! Be counted!

Sad news out of Erie County.
01/22/2020

Sad news out of Erie County.

We are mourning the loss of our Buffalo-Niagara Frontier Retirees Local 903 Treasurer Rich DiSanto, 77, who passed away on Friday, January 17. In addition to his union activism, Rich was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a strong supporter of veterans and active military. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Local 903 member Ruth A. DiSanto, two children and nieces and nephews.

In photo: Rich DiSanto works the CSEA Retiree Division table at our 2018 Retiree Delegates Meeting.

Read more: https://www.amigone.com/obituary/Richard-Dick-Rich-DiSanto/Cheektowaga-New-York/1866498

MLK -- Your strength, resilience and compassion continues to inspire us. Today we celebrate your life and your legacy. #...
01/20/2020

MLK -- Your strength, resilience and compassion continues to inspire us. Today we celebrate your life and your legacy. #MLKDAY2020 #Respect

Stay Woke!
01/17/2020

Stay Woke!

WATCH YOUR MAIL FOR THE BLUE ENVELOPE
Your Vote is Your Voice. Don’t toss that blue envelope!

On January 22, the American Arbitration Association will mail out ballots for our CSEA elections to the homes of all eligible union members. Please watch for yours!

This is your opportunity as a member to vote for your Statewide Officers and, where there are contested races, Region Officers, Board of Directors seats and delegates to the AFSCME International Convention. To review those running for election, please see the December edition of the CSEA Work Force newspaper

When you receive your secret ballot, please take the time to fill it out and return it according to the instructions printed on the back of the ballot. Note: you will NOT need to supply your membership ID number in order to vote. Ballots are due back by February 13. We will announce the successful candidates online on cseany.org and in the March edition of the Work Force.

Please take the time to be involved in our union by making your voice heard and your vote count! #CSEAELECTIONS #VOTE #UNIONSTRONG

ATTENTION: AFSCME / CSEA members will have a voice in 2020. As we face a critical election that could decide the directi...
01/17/2020
Home | AFSCME in the Public Service 2020

ATTENTION: AFSCME / CSEA members will have a voice in 2020. As we face a critical election that could decide the direction of our country for decades to come, the people who keep America running are going to stand up and speak out.

We work every day to make our communities safer, healthier and stronger. And because we're in a union, we get the respect we deserve for the work we do. We know what our nation needs from its leaders. And that’s why AFSCME members will be a force in the 2020 elections.

Today, you can get started working with your fellow AFSCME members to speak out in 2020 by visiting the AFSCME 2020 presidential election website: standupforpublicservice.org

To date, AFSCME has not endorsed a 2020 presidential candidate. This site lays out AFSCME’s full process for endorsing a candidate for the White House and has a member survey so you can be part of the process.

It includes the full AFSCME 2020 agenda, priorities chosen by members just like you to guide our union’s focus as we campaign throughout the next year.

And if you missed our presidential forum, where 19 candidates for the White House spoke out about the issues that matter to people working in public service, you’ve got to see it. We had the opportunity to ask candidates directly about the issues that really matter. It’s all available on:
https://standupforpublicservice.org/

America's public service workers will make their voices heard in this election. People in public service deserve respect for their work and to have a voice on the job.

NYSP Driver Improvement Classes to be held at Amherst Office this Spring◊ Reduce up to 4 points on your driving record◊ ...
01/17/2020
Defensive Driving NY – Online Defensive Driving Course New York

NYSP Driver Improvement Classes to be held at Amherst Office this Spring

◊ Reduce up to 4 points on your driving record
◊ Save 10% for 3 years on auto insurance
On-Line Classes Now Available ~ Members Pay $23.95
Go to www.nysponline.com and enter code “CSEA” for discount
In-Person Classes ~ Members Pay $23
FEBRUARY -- Saturday, Feb. 8
MARCH -- Saturday, Mar. 21
APRIL -- Saturday, Apr. 25
Saturday Workshop Hours: 9 AM to 3 PM

TO REGISTER, PLEASE CALL THE NEW YORK SAFETY PROGRAM DIRECTLY TO REGISTER (1-800-942-6874). TO REGISTER YOU WILL NEED YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE NUMBER, CREDIT CARD INFORMATION AND AN E-MAIL ADDRESS.

Download poster for your workplace!

(Breakfast & lunch on your own. Coffee provided.)
Defensive Driving Classes are Held at:
CSEA Region 6 Office
120 Pineview Drive
Amherst, NY 14228

NYSP Safe Driving Classes offered at Rochester Satellite OfficeRochester -- CSEA is offering its members and their famil...
01/17/2020
Defensive Driving NY – Online Defensive Driving Course New York

NYSP Safe Driving Classes offered at Rochester Satellite Office

Rochester -- CSEA is offering its members and their family members driver improvement classes to reduce up to four points on driving records and a 10% reduction on insurance premiums for up to 3 years.

Online classes are available by logging onto www.nysponline.com and entering code “CSEA” to receive the reduced rate of $23.95 per person.

In-Person classes are scheduled at the CSEA Rochester Satellite Office: 3495 Winton Place-Building E, Suite 3 Rochester, New York 14623 (585-272-0800). All classes will be held from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at a cost of $23.00 per person:

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Saturday, May 2, 2020

To register for any of the above in-person classes, please call the NYSP directly at 1-800-942-6874. To register, you will need your NYS driver’s license number, credit card information and an email address.

Coffee, tea & water will be provided and there is a refrigerator and microwave for your use.

Defensive Driving NY – Get up to 4 points removed & 10% insurance reduction for 3 years ►with NYSP’s DMV approved online defensive driving course.

A CALL TO ACTION: “An accurate census count can only improve working people’s ability to continue our fight for our piec...
01/17/2020

A CALL TO ACTION: “An accurate census count can only improve working people’s ability to continue our fight for our piece of the American Dream. It’s about fair representation. Everyone needs to be counted. As a union family, we are going to do our part to make sure that happens in New York State.”

-Celeste Bzduch
Medical Records Clerk
Wyoming County Community Hospital
CSEA Local 861

01/17/2020
Special Olympics NY

If you are interested in volunteering for the Winter Games, please contact Ove at 585-272-0800.

We're just over a month away from the 2020 Winter Games...and we need volunteers like you! Watch the video below to see why it's such an amazing event. When you're ready, register here: http://bit.ly/wintervolunteer2020!

Please share this info with family and friends!
01/16/2020

Please share this info with family and friends!

Are you looking for a new #job? We’re #hiring Field Representatives Apply Now! #Census https://go.usa.gov/xdqv9

SKILLS FOR SUCCESS -- Accelerate your success and advance your career at no cost with the latest courses and webinars! B...
01/15/2020

SKILLS FOR SUCCESS -- Accelerate your success and advance your career at no cost with the latest courses and webinars! Brought to you by NYSCSEA Partnership for Training and Education.

As soon as we find out more information, we will pass it along. Some of our brothers and sisters from CSEA Local 608 wor...
01/15/2020
Library at SUNY Geneseo likely closing for semester due to asbestos

As soon as we find out more information, we will pass it along. Some of our brothers and sisters from CSEA Local 608 work out of the SUNY Geneseo library building.

Geneseo, N. Y. (WHAM) - After an inspection at the SUNY Geneseo college campus, college officials are closing the library on campus for an extended period of time. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety inspected the Milne Library on the college campus and determined there were asbestos p...

01/15/2020
Thomas P. DiNapoli

Thomas P. DiNapoli

New York was just one of seven states that paid more in federal taxes than it received in federal spending. We’re getting less from Washington than what we give.

CALL TO ACTION: “As CSEA union members and social activists, it is extremely important we all find a role to play when m...
01/14/2020

CALL TO ACTION: “As CSEA union members and social activists, it is extremely important we all find a role to play when making sure we get an accurate count for the 2020 Census. New York cannot afford to lose out on Federal tax dollars we rightly deserve. Our local communities are depending on us to get the job done.”

-Angel Pride
Chef / Food Service Worker
Sodexo / Monroe Community College
President, CSEA Local 771

CSEA Western Region Veterans Committee needs volunteers! Won't you help?
01/14/2020

CSEA Western Region Veterans Committee needs volunteers! Won't you help?

CSEA Education and Training workshops coming your way! Call the Western Region Rochester Satellite Office for more detai...
01/13/2020

CSEA Education and Training workshops coming your way! Call the Western Region Rochester Satellite Office for more details. Register today! 585-272-0800.

CSEA Education and Training workshops coming your way! Call the Western Region Office for more details. Register today! ...
01/13/2020

CSEA Education and Training workshops coming your way! Call the Western Region Office for more details. Register today! 716-691-6555

Niagara Falls -- On Jan. 10-11, CSEA members and staff held their annual winter meeting in Niagara Falls. Highlights fro...
01/13/2020

Niagara Falls -- On Jan. 10-11, CSEA members and staff held their annual winter meeting in Niagara Falls.

Highlights from the weekend included a visit from the CSEA vendor family, workshops, networking opportunities and a business meeting on Saturday afternoon.

Monies were also raised over the weekend to support our partnership with the Special Olympics New York.

All photos by Nicholas Newcomb, CSEA ©2020

Niagara Falls -- On Jan. 10-11, CSEA members and staff held their annual winter meeting in Niagara Falls.

Highlights from the weekend included a visit from the CSEA vendor family, workshops, networking opportunities and a business meeting on Saturday afternoon.

Monies were also raised over the weekend to support our partnership with the Special Olympics New York.

All photos by Nicholas Newcomb, CSEA ©2020

Union Plus Scholarships
01/09/2020
Union Plus Scholarships

Union Plus Scholarships

Union Plus benefits offered by the AFL-CIO's Union Privilege provides consumer savings, discounts, benefits, and education resources to active and retired labor union members.

Life is Better in a Union
01/08/2020
Life is Better in a Union

Life is Better in a Union

I just ran my salary through a union wage calculator and found some surprising results - check it out!

CSEA Local 1000
01/08/2020

CSEA Local 1000

This is a reminder that in order to vote in the upcoming CSEA Statewide Elections, MEMBERS WILL NOT NEED TO WRITE THEIR CSEA MEMBER ID NUMBER ANYWHERE ON THE RETURN BALLOT.

Every eligible member will be mailed a ballot containing all of the races they are eligible to vote in — Statewide Officers, applicable Region Officers (if there’s a race), Board seat (if there’s a race) and AFSCME Delegates (if there’s a race) — and the ballot return slip will include member information that is scanned by the election agency to verify eligibility.

BALLOTS WILL BE MAILED OUT ON JANUARY 22, 2020. Please watch for the blue envelope, and take advantage of this opportunity to exercise your right under our union democracy to have your voice heard. We will notify you closer to January 22nd to remind you that ballots are coming.

Stay Union! Stay Strong!

Economic Policy Institute
01/01/2020

Economic Policy Institute

As union membership rose in the 1930s and 1940s, the bottom 90% gained significantly. But as the decline in union membership began accelerating after 1979, the top 10% took ever-larger shares of income. https://buff.ly/2Q0m7Yp #1u #topcharts2019

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