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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06/18/2020
WNY Area Labor Federation,AFL-CIO

Buffalo -- Working people in Western New York and all across the country joined together today on Wednesday, June 17, to demand our elected leaders address the healthcare and economic crises facing our nation. A Workers First Caravan brought much needed attention to the pending state and local government budget implosion and the need for the US Senate to debate the HEROES ACT already passed by the House of Representatives.

ATTENTION NYS WORKERS:
06/18/2020

ATTENTION NYS WORKERS:

CSEA-represented State Employees:

We wanted you to know that today the Governor issued an executive order declaring the observance of Juneteenth a holiday for all state employees. Effective immediately, this Friday, June 19, 2020 will be recognized as a paid holiday.

If you are not required to work, you shall be entitled to leave at full pay without charge to existing accruals. If you are required to work, you shall receive one day of compensatory time.

From the Governor’s order: “…the observance of Juneteenth honors the history, perseverance, and achievements of African Americans, and celebrates America’s progress and continuing commitment to realizing the principles of liberty and equality upon which our nation was founded… it is fitting that all New Yorkers join to commemorate such an important day in our nation’s history, as we take this opportunity to reflect upon and rejoice in the freedom and civil rights that we all share as Americans”

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the implementation of this new holiday, please direct them to your personnel office or your nearest CSEA Officer.

06/17/2020
Pledge to Complete the 2020 Census

Do this if you haven't already!

Now is your chance to inspire others. Tell everyone—your friends and family, your neighbors and co-workers—that you will complete the census, and tell them w...

CSEA Western Region 6.
06/16/2020

CSEA Western Region 6.

ATTENTION CSEA MEMBERS! CALL TO ACTION WEDNESDAY JUNE 17! --New details for the Workers First Caravan in Buffalo are men...
06/16/2020

ATTENTION CSEA MEMBERS! CALL TO ACTION WEDNESDAY JUNE 17! --New details for the Workers First Caravan in Buffalo are mentioned below in attached photo.

We are telling our nation’s leaders -- address our nation’s racial and economic inequalities! Put working people first! Come roll with us!

More info: https://www.workersfirstcaravan.org

CSEA Local 1000
06/15/2020

CSEA Local 1000

ALBANY – In today’s majority decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a decision that firing someone for their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression is a violation of the sex discrimination prohibition of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

“Today’s decision is a great victory for workplace equality and we applaud the Supreme Court for voting to ban discrimination against LGBTQ+ workers. CSEA has long stood up for the rights of our LGBTQ+ members to be afforded the same protections and rights as everyone else in the workplace, especially the right to not be fired or discriminated against due to their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression,” said CSEA President Mary E. Sullivan.

Chantalise DeMarco, chair of the union’s statewide LGBTQ Committee, added that today’s decision is a big step forward for those workers without union contracts.

“So many workers throughout the country are not so fortunate as our CSEA members to have union contracts that protect them from discrimination on the job. This is an important victory for them, but we must remain ever vigilant that the rights of all our LGBTQ+ workers are protected on and off the job,” DeMarco said.

This Wednesday, June 17, working people across the country are coming together in a Workers First Caravan for Racial + E...
06/15/2020

This Wednesday, June 17, working people across the country are coming together in a Workers First Caravan for Racial + Economic Justice.

We’re telling our nation’s leaders: Address our nation’s racial and economic inequalities! Put working people first!

Find an event near you at: https://www.workersfirstcaravan.org/

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!
06/15/2020

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!

Primary Voting Information

Every New Yorker eligible to vote in the June 23 primary elections has the option to vote via absentee ballot.

Any eligible voter who wishes to vote via absentee ballot can utilize the absentee ballot application and check the box for "Temporary illness or physical disability." The Board of Elections will mail an absentee ballot application and postage-paid return envelope to every registered voter.

The following deadlines apply for absentee ballots:

June 16 - last day to postmark applications for an absentee ballot
June 22 - last day to postmark ballot
June 23 - last day for an absentee ballot to be delivered in-person
June 30 - deadline for ballots to be received by your county board of elections by mail
Polls will still be open, and the Early Voting period for this election will be June 13 - June 21. As with all primaries, you must be enrolled in a party to vote in that party's primary. To check your voter registration and party enrollment, you can visit the Board of Election's website.

"I’m not sure why lawmakers aren’t comprehending the seriousness of this matter. Congress and this administration must p...
06/14/2020

"I’m not sure why lawmakers aren’t comprehending the seriousness of this matter. Congress and this administration must provide state and municipal governments with necessary funds now-- so our local communities won’t implode. Public services will be devastated without this support. Call Congress today!”

-Steve Healy
President
CSEA Western Region

For more info, you can visit the CSEA website here: https://cseany.org/help-save-new-york

06/14/2020
Tell Congress, we need aid now! Demand action today.

Tell Congress we need aid now! You can call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

CSEA member Katherine Allen wants to ensure essential public services like she provides continue as we start to reopen NY. We need to take a stand to ensure ...

EARLY VOTING BEGINS TODAY -- Today, June 13 is the first day of early voting. Polls are open until 3:00 P.M. and we will...
06/13/2020

EARLY VOTING BEGINS TODAY -- Today, June 13 is the first day of early voting. Polls are open until 3:00 P.M. and we will be casting our vote for Jamie Romeo for Monroe County Clerk and Assemblymember Harry Bronson! For more information regarding early voting polling sites, please visit the link below ⬇️

https://www2.monroecounty.gov/elections-earlyvoting

CSEA NEWS YOU CAN USEThis Week in AlbanyWeek ending June 12, 2020Legislative UpdateThe Senate and Assembly returned to s...
06/13/2020

CSEA NEWS YOU CAN USE
This Week in Albany
Week ending June 12, 2020

Legislative Update

The Senate and Assembly returned to session this week to pass a package of law enforcement reform bills. These bills will impact CSEA members to varying degrees, but not every bill applies to the same groups of workers. The following is a brief summary of the bills that were passed this week.

A repeal of section 50-a of the Civil Rights Law, which prohibited the release of disciplinary records of certain police and peace officers. Disciplinary records will now be subject to release under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). Disciplinary records of most public employees were already subject to FOIL. This bill will impact police and fire, corrections, and probation.

Two bills will establish new investigative functions within the State Attorney General's office. One bill codifies a previous Executive Order that established a special investigator for deaths involving police and certain peace officers. The other would establish a new investigator for police misconduct.

Bills were passed to criminalize the use of chokeholds, require that persons receive needed medical and mental heath while in custody, prohibit racial/ethnic profiling, require reporting when a firearm is discharged, require reporting from courts on misdemeanor offenses and from law enforcement on arrest-related deaths, and require State Police troopers to wear body cameras.

While the 2020 legislative session was scheduled to end on June 2, it seems likely that the legislature will continue to meet as needed throughout the year.

School Elections

In these uncertain financial times, the passage of school and library budget votes is more important than ever.

School district budget votes, school board elections, and library elections managed by school districts are currently being held across the state by mail only. Thanks to an Executive Order, the deadline for ballots to be received has been extended until 5pm on Tuesday, June 16.

Primary Voting Information

Every New Yorker eligible to vote in the June 23 primary elections has the option to vote via absentee ballot.

Any eligible voter who wishes to vote via absentee ballot can utilize the absentee ballot application and check the box for "Temporary illness or physical disability." The Board of Elections will mail an absentee ballot application and postage-paid return envelope to every registered voter.

The following deadlines apply for absentee ballots:

June 16 - last day to postmark applications for an absentee ballot
June 22 - last day to postmark ballot
June 23 - last day for an absentee ballot to be delivered in-person
June 30 - deadline for ballots to be received by your county board of elections by mail
Polls will still be open, and the Early Voting period for this election will be June 13 - June 21. As with all primaries, you must be enrolled in a party to vote in that party's primary. To check your voter registration and party enrollment, you can visit the Board of Election's website.

Census Fact of the Week

New York continues to trail much of the nation in its Census response rate, ranking 37th out of 52 states / territories. Within the state, response rates vary widely by county from only 7.2% in Hamilton County to 67.3% in Nassau County.

Do your part to help New York get its fair share. If you haven't yet, please complete your Census online and encourage your family, friends, and coworkers to do the same.

EARLY VOTING BEGINS TODAY -- Today, June 13 is the first day of early voting. Polls are open until 3:00 P.M. and we will...
06/13/2020

EARLY VOTING BEGINS TODAY -- Today, June 13 is the first day of early voting. Polls are open until 3:00 P.M. and we will be casting our vote for Assemblymember Harry Bronson! For more information regarding early voting polling sites, please visit the link below ⬇️

https://www2.monroecounty.gov/elections-earlyvoting

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER -- "The COVID-19 pandemic has made us adapt to changes in the workplace and in our personal ...
06/12/2020

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER -- "The COVID-19 pandemic has made us adapt to changes in the workplace and in our personal lives as well-- but it hasn’t stopped our members from showing up to work and getting the job done. We are truly making progress. We are all in this together.”

-Tiffany Jewell
Admin Assistant II
President
CSEA SUNY Brockport Local 601
#StayUnion #StayStrong

JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH! DON'T FORGET TO CELEBRATE!
06/11/2020

JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH! DON'T FORGET TO CELEBRATE!

HEADS UP! Join us today (Thursday, 6-11-2020) at 5pm for an important conversation on racial justice in America!There ar...
06/11/2020

HEADS UP! Join us today (Thursday, 6-11-2020) at 5pm for an important conversation on racial justice in America!

There are many urgent and necessary conversations happening in the Black community, the labor community, and the progressive community around the impact of COVID-19 and the murder of George Floyd.

Come find out what’s going on, and how you and the labor movement in general can participate in a broad and meaningful way.

Join us today, Thursday, June 11 at 5pm on the AFL-CIO page for a Facebook Live broadcast of this important conversation.

CSEA ENTHUSIASTICALLY ENDORSES HARRY BRONSON FOR NYS ASSEMBLY 138AD. VOTE FOR HARRY ABSENTEE ON OR BEFORE JUNE 22!
06/10/2020

CSEA ENTHUSIASTICALLY ENDORSES HARRY BRONSON FOR NYS ASSEMBLY 138AD. VOTE FOR HARRY ABSENTEE ON OR BEFORE JUNE 22!

#OTD
06/10/2020

#OTD

This groundbreaking legislation laid the foundation for acceptance of equal pay clauses in our union contracts. Union membership equalizes pay equity through negotiated contracts, clear pay ladders as well as anti-discriminatory clauses applied no matter who is filling the job. #UnionStrong #CSEA

WORKERS FIRST CARAVAN -- On Wednesday, June 17, working people across the country are joining together for a national da...
06/09/2020

WORKERS FIRST CARAVAN -- On Wednesday, June 17, working people across the country are joining together for a national day of action. President Mary E. Sullivan encourages all CSEA members to participate. It is urgent that our leaders support public services and respond NOW. Too much is at stake. Learn more and find the AFL-CIO led event nearest to you: https://www.workersfirstcaravan.org/

TAKE ACTION--> Keep front-line workers safe and secure.
Keep workers employed and protect earned pension
checks. Keep state and local governments, our public schools and the U.S. Postal Service solvent and working. Keep America healthy—protect health insurance for all workers.

#PublicServicesMatter #FundtheFrontLines #CSEA

CSEA endorses Jamie Romeo for Monroe County ClerkMonroe County – (June 9, 2020) CSEA has formally announced it is endors...
06/09/2020

CSEA endorses Jamie Romeo for Monroe County Clerk

Monroe County – (June 9, 2020) CSEA has formally announced it is endorsing the candidacy of Jamie Romeo for Monroe County Clerk. Romeo, who was first elected to the NYS Assembly District 136 in the fall of 2018, was appointed Monroe County Clerk earlier this year by Governor Cuomo. CSEA represents more than one hundred employees who work for the Monroe County Clerk’s Office. Primary Election Day is June 23.

Steve Healy, Western Region President calls Romeo a stellar public official. “Jamie has proven time and time again that she has the intelligence, hard work ethic and the creative know-how to take the clerk’s office to new heights. She has exceptional people skills too—and gets proven results. We wholeheartedly support Jamie’s candidacy and look forward to a very productive relationship.”

“During troubling times like we are now experiencing, it is critical we support and elect battle-tested leaders like Jamie,” said CSEA Monroe County Local President Jim D’Amico. He added, “She respects and understands the value of our county employees and she is a great collaborator. We will do everything in our power to make sure she continues to be our County Clerk.”

“The successful operation of the County Clerk’s Office is predicated on the hard-working efforts of CSEA members,” said Romeo. “Over the years, I have witnessed first-hand the extraordinary talent and effort our employees demonstrate each and every day to bring vital necessary services to our community. It’s a real privilege to work alongside such talented and resourceful employees. I am humbled to receive CSEA’s endorsement and pledge to strive every day to ensure the Clerk’s Office is the strong, inclusive and dynamic work environment our community deserves.”

CSEA’s Western Region covers 14 Western New York counties, supporting workers in more than 80 locals and 220 units in state government, local government, school districts, library systems, public authorities and the private sector. The region has approximately 46,000 members. There are more than 275,000 CSEA members statewide.

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Media Contact:
Ove Overmyer
CSEA WNY Office of Communications
[email protected]
585-272-0800 or 585-354-1613

ROLL WITH US! -- The AFL-CIO sponsored National Day of Action "WORKERS FIRST CARAVAN" in the City of Buffalo is planned ...
06/08/2020

ROLL WITH US! -- The AFL-CIO sponsored National Day of Action "WORKERS FIRST CARAVAN" in the City of Buffalo is planned for Wednesday, June 17 at 3:45p. For more information about this event, please call 716-342-4807.

#MOVEOVER #ESSENTIALWORKERS
06/05/2020

#MOVEOVER #ESSENTIALWORKERS

Pothole patching, trail and sidewalk construction and pavement rating, our maintenance forces and contractors are out across the state making roads safer for motorists and pedestrians. Thank you #EssentialWorkers! 👷‍♂️👷‍♀️👏

C'mon people! We can and should do better! This self-repsonse rate is unacceptable! If you haven't repsonded to the 2020...
06/05/2020

C'mon people! We can and should do better! This self-repsonse rate is unacceptable! If you haven't repsonded to the 2020 Census yet, we kindly request you stop what you are doing and get to it! Important links provided below.

NY’s self-response to the census is 55.8%. Without us, our communities simply can't reopen. Without us, there is no getting back to normal. Right now, only $55.8% of what we are due will come back to us for local and state services. Jobs are on the line. Communities will lose vital services. Check with friends, families and neighbors to see if they filled out the census: https://my2020census.gov/ #BeCounted #census #2020census #CSEA #UnionStrong

Attention CSEA essential workers! Need child care assistance if or when you go back to the workplace? Listen up!Essentia...
06/05/2020
CARES Child Care Scholarship

Attention CSEA essential workers! Need child care assistance if or when you go back to the workplace? Listen up!

Essential workers using a regulated child care provider will receive a scholarship for the cost of care as long as the funds to support it are available. All licensed and regulated providers who are caring for essential workers are able to participate in this new program.

Access to affordable and safe child care is a barrier for working parents during the best of times, and even more so during a crisis. New York State’s plan will ensure that the workforce that is needed to protect and care for the public during this pandemic have the child care that allows them to continue to serve us all. CCR&Rs are the child care experts and the conduit to accessing child care in New York State.

Go to the link below for more info:

Essential workers using a regulated child care provider will receive a scholarship for the cost of care as long as the funds to support it are available. All licensed and regulated providers who are caring for essential workers are able to participate in this new program.

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