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Civil Service Employees Association - Unit 9200 - Our Union
1947, CSEA Unit 9200 proudly represents approximately 3,000 Westchester County government professionals working in all County Departments. Professional CSEA members, working together, make Westchester a success every day. 
CSEA Inc. represents nearly 300,000 municipal and private sector employees throughout New York State and celebrates over 105 Years of being one of the Most Influential Unions in the U.S.
Our CSEA 9200 Union Workforce:  We Make Westchester Work !
     CSEA 9200 Executive Board 

Having a union and the right to bargain collectively with your employer is not an old-fashioned idea. Top executives of every major corporation negotiate their own compensation, retirement and severance packages with the companies for which they work.
One page in a contract is worth more than a thousand promises.

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Coalition of Union Power Works to Defeat Job Killing TPP Trade Pact; See Story Below!
But Measure Will Appear Again in Republican Controlled House of Reps in Washington

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    More Info on TPP  Job Killing Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Treaty
April 18 2015 AFL-CIO TPP Awareness Event Photos   

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Jun 13 2015  Union Power Credited with Defeat of Job Killing TPP Trade Deal in Congress  tpp.jpg (6786 bytes)  Broad coalition of private and public sector unions, together with other community, health, religious, and advocacy groups joined together to defeat Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement.  Since March, according to the A.F.L.-C.I.O., union members have held 650 events opposing the legislation. They have made about 160,000 phone calls to members of Congress and written more than 20,000 letters. The federation also produced digital ads, which have received more than 30 million views, aimed at several dozen members of Congress.

Jun 12 2015   House Votes to Stand with Working Families on Trade    TPPAFLCIObanner.jpg (74131 bytes)    House of Representatives issues stinging rubuke to President Obama on TPP Trans Pacific Partnership proposal.  Union Power prevails in urging millions of Americans to contact their representatives in stopping this unpopular job killing agreement.  Full statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in link above.   

Jun 11 2015  CSEA RETIREES WIN COURT FIGHTS ON HEALTH INSURANCE  Justicescales-300x297.jpg (15639 bytes)cseaAfscme.jpg (13320 bytes)CSEA-represented retirees in two Western Region communities are getting some health insurance relief after successfully fighting back against their employers’ attempts to cut their retirement security. CSEA recently scored major victories in legal cases against the Niagara Falls School District and the City of Lockport, where the employers sought to cut health insurance benefits against retired workers. In recent years, CSEA retirees have been standing strong against employers’ efforts to cut the retirement benefits that the workers have earned — and that the employers have promised to them.

Jun 11 2015  CSEA JOINS BON JOVI, GOV, TO RAISE MINIMUM WAGE   MinWageCSEAFairpay01_edit-300x192.jpg (20480 bytes) CSEA Metropolitan Region President Lester Crockett joined Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, rocker Jon Bon Jovi and labor leaders from across New York Thursday, June 11, at a rally to push to raise the minimum wage. The event was held at the Hotel and Motel Trades Council headquarters in Manhattan. In May, Cuomo instructed the state Department of Labor to launch a wage board to investigate and make recommendations on an increase in the minimum wage in the fast food industry. The board is expected to make recommendations for a possible increase by July; those recommendations do not require legislative approval in order to become enacted.

Jun 10 2015   US Dept of Labor may extend OT pay to more workers     OTa.jpg (15193 bytes)   Audio As early as this week, the Labor Department will consider updating overtime laws. Currently, salaried workers are eligible for overtime only if they are paid less than $23,660 a year, or $455 a week. The new rules would bump that threshold to as much as $52,000.   The new rules would affect workers with low salaries who now put in long hours with no overtime. Arindrajit Dube, associate professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, points to the example of a shift supervisor at McDonald’s.  “She is hardly someone we think of as an executive employee, but the law does not require McDonald’s to pay her overtime even if she works 50 hours a week,” he says.   Dube says what seems like a huge jump in the overtime threshold simply brings things up to 1975 standards, adjusting for inflation. The effect?   “We’re talking about as many as 10 million workers getting a raise,” Dube says.

June 4 2015   Playland Review: Private Operator, Astorino agree to Legislators’ Changes   Playland.jpg (17736 bytes) On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, the Board of Legislators (BOL) Labor, Parks, Planning and Housing (LPPH) Committee met to continue the review and discussion of the proposed Management Agreement with Standard Amusements, LLC to operate Playland Amusement Park for 15 years. Head of Standard Amusements, Nick Singer and his adviser, Andy Maniglia, participated on behalf of Standard along with their traffic and transportation consultants Donald Tone and Daniel Schack from Sam Schwartz Engineering D.P.C. Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett and Chief of Staff George Oros participated on behalf of the Administration. The consultants from Sam Schwartz Engineering D.P.C. presented a comprehensive parking and traffic management plan. The engineers made a number of recommendations including moving the main entrance away from the amusement park and closer to the Playland Parkway entrance, offering discounts and promos to get more people to arrive and depart earlier in the day and facilitate the use of mass transit. Proposed Agreement to Manage Playland 

May 20 2015  Playland Public Hearing VIDEO  including comments by CSEA 2nd VP Giuliani at the 16:55 minute mark.  Click Video link

May 22 2015  State’s pension fund up to $183.5 billion   pension3.png (533844 bytes) The state’s major pension fund ended its fiscal year worth an estimated $183.5 billion, according to state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The nation’s third-largest public pension fund showed a 7.16 percent rate of return for the year ending March 31, missing its targeted return of 7.5 percent. DiNapoli’s office said the latest estimated value is the highest in the fund’s history.   “The fund performed well over the past year despite the challenges in the market,” DiNapoli said in a statement.  Press Release from DiNapoli    “We achieved a solid return on investments in the midst of global volatility thanks to our talented investment staff and our diversified asset allocation.”   Capitol Confidential blog 


May 15, 2015  Connecticut Workers to Receive Up to $125M in Layoff Settlement   Rowland.jpg (7122 bytes)  Gavel.jpg (17662 bytes)   More than 2,700 Connecticut public employees are about to receive justice after a 12-year fight as the Legislature is set to approve an out-of-court settlement for up to an estimated $125 million in back pay and additional leave time.   The settlement stems from Gov. John Rowland’s decision in 2003 to fire 2,300 unionized workers and force an additional 400 to take lower paying jobs. Under the guise of fiscal savings, the three-term governor attempted to break the unions by targeting only bargaining unit members for layoff.AFSCME Council 4 members didn’t back down, working in concert with the 16 unions that comprise the State Employees Bargaining Agency Coalition to take the state to court and fight the injustice.  The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in 2013 that the state violated the employee’s First Amendment right to freedom of association by discriminatorily laying off only union members. They concluded that the state employees were fired because of their union membership.  “Rowland’s disrespect for the Constitution and the laws he swore to uphold devastated our communities and deprived Connecticut citizens of vital public services,” said Sal Luciano, Council 4 executive director and also an AFSCME International vice president. “We stood with other unions to fight back and seek justice, and we won.”  
May 4 Editorial Re the Financial Bill to Connecticut  

Apr 10 2015  Going the Extra Mile: N.Y. CSEA Sanitation Workers Save a Life  AFSCMESanitationElmire.png (279373 bytes) Two sanitation workers from Elmira, New York, Mike Waters and Ed Wood, took time out from their early morning route to save a life.  Joseph Myers, 73, lay unconscious in his driveway for more than five hours in 10-degree weather before the two CSEA Local 808 members pulled up in their garbage trucks on their morning run. Waters noticed Myers lying in the snow under his car, jumped into action and ran over to lend a hand

CSEA Headquarters web page on TPP Trans Pacific Partnership Bad Trade Deal   Please play the video to become informed; please call the number to leave your message to your Congressional House representative to save American jobs.  This TPP trade deal is BAD NEWS for American jobs in the USA.  Vital  info on the TPP BAD Trade Deal



New York Times Story About Union Members Being Happier than Other Workers 

Feb 20 2015  As the Rich Get Richer, Unions Are Poised for Comeback   USW Steelworkers Oil Strikers.jpg (52691 bytes)    BloomberbBusiness After years of avoiding confrontation, the U.S. labor movement is reasserting itself. From the ports of Los Angeles to the car plants of Detroit, unions are demanding payback for sacrifices they say helped revive the economy.   “Employers seem to think that they can push unions, the roots of the American working class, off a cliff,” said Dave Campbell, whose union local represents oil-terminal workers at the Port of Long Beach. “Well, these corporations have made a significant miscalculation in our ability to fight back. There’s a lot of labor strife now, and they could have a major confrontation on their hands.” Campbell’s combative rhetoric evokes an era when unions had the clout to win significant lifestyle upgrades for their members. Wielding the threat of strikes and work slowdowns, organized labor helped generations of Americans join the middle class and stay there.

Feb 19 2015   Guess Who’s Turning 40 – Our Weingarten Rights    Gavel.jpg (18645 bytes)   Did you know that the boss cannot question you without your union representative present? It’s your right as a union member! But, you have to ask for one, according to the U.S. Supreme Court.   Forty years ago, on Feb. 19, 1975, in a case called National Labor Relations Board vs. J. Weingarten, the high court ruled that an employee has the right to request union representation in any meeting that she or he feels could result in discipline or termination. The employer must suspend the meeting until a representative arrives or end the meeting all together.

Feb 19 2015  NYTimes Op Ed: The Cost of a Decline in Unions   UnionAcievements3.jpg (36536 bytes)  More broadly, I disdained unions as bringing corruption, nepotism and rigid work rules to the labor market, impeding the economic growth that ultimately makes a country strong.  I was wrong.   The abuses are real. But, as unions wane in American life, it’s also increasingly clear that they were doing a lot of good in sustaining middle class life — especially the private-sector unions that are now dwindling.   Most studies suggest that about one-fifth of the increase in economic inequality in America among men in recent decades is the result of the decline in unions. It may be more: A study in the American Sociological Review, using the broadest methodology, estimates that the decline of unions may account for one-third of the rise of inequality among men.

Nov 2014   Unions: Among the Few Interest Groups Representing the Middle Class      The efforts of unions and other groups that represent the interests of the middle class and the poor are critical for making democracy work. Few individuals have the time or resources for sustained engagement with the political system, especially among the poor and middle class. Interest groups provide the structure for individuals to pool their resources on behalf of their preferred policies, provide legal and regulatory expertise, and ensure effective implementation of policies—working not only to help pass legislation but also lobbying for implementation once policies have been passed. They also can mobilize members, and often the general public, at key points throughout the legislative process.

    Tom DiNapoli, NYS Comptroller endorsed by both the CSEA and PEF unions, talks about the value of the credentialed and qualified CSEA workers in his office, the record high NYS Pension System fund balance, and, at the 10 minute mark, defends the importance of keeping the current Defined Benefit pension system we all contributed to as municipal workers.  

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   Meet Maria: Helping her Community in New York Every Day as a CSEA Member      
 "Caring about people is what I do. It's in my blood. If we can get someone functioning outside in the community, then we did our job."   


Why Hourlies Need Unions Also: 98 Minute Wait for Medical Care   audio report also
The laborer, assigned to the Chicago plant that afternoon in November 2011 by a temporary staffing agency, was showered with the solution after it erupted from the open hatch of a 500-gallon chemical tank he was cleaning. Factory bosses, federal investigators would later contend, refused to call an ambulance as he awaited help, shirtless and screaming. He arrived at Loyola only after first being driven to a clinic by a co-worker.

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Tom DiNapoli: N.Y. pensions are worth defending  
New York State Controller Thomas DiNapoli warns policy makers not to “knowingly push future 
     generations toward inadequate retirement security.”  

NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's Fall 2014 NYS Pension UPDATE

Pensions Strengthen Middle Class and Economy:   pdf version 

Tom DiNapoli's Video Re: the Strong Condition of the NYS Pension System Fund 
The NYS Pension system is fully funded and in excellent financial condition. 

Nov 19, 2011: Women Becoming Unions' New Voices   3 page NY Times article on powerful women in unions 

   By cutting jobs, local govt's do opposite of what is needed to stimulate economy  (CBS video)

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Job and Test Postings Grievance Validated:  
The requirement to post ALL job and test opportunities (regardless of the department offering the opportunity) 
on bulletin boards, by Westchester County, in a conspicuous place, in ALL departments, for ALL employees,
 is per page 9 of our current contract, Art IV, Sec 1, Part G.   
If you don't see Job and Test Postings in your department, and later learn that people have been given 
promotions, please notify the CSEA Unit Office at (914) 995-2151 or stop in and tell us the information. 
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Read This:  Why is The Triborough Amendment Important to ALL Public Service workers?  

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Public service workers are not the problem. Attacking public service workers will not create jobs. 
Attacking public service workers will not solve the problem of trying to save 
the vital public services that so many rely on.
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Jan 5, 2011 Letters to the NY Times Editor in Support of Public Employees (quick reads)  

What it means to have a union; a perspective from the West coast of the US:  
To be a union member is to be a "caretaker of a great inheritance," .... "We're lucky we've had people come before us who built something out of nothing. We're watching over what someone else built and keeping it strong so we can pass it on to our kids."   "When 100 people are pulling on that rope, it's easier than with 10 people." 
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CSEA Awareness Campaign: Electronic Notices in Westchester
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Not the Union Office, Not the Union Officers,
It is YOU, the 3,000 Real County Workers that are the Union

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The Executive Board of CSEA Unit 9200:

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 President:  Kwabena Manu  

 1st Vice President: Junio Ismael Alvarado   

 2nd Vice President: Elio Giuliani   

 3rd Vice President:  Anthony Savastano  

 4th Vice President:  Sal Sgro

 Secretary:  Teri Rella

 Treasurer: Hattie Adams 

 Sgt at Arms: Israel Rosa

 Union Representatives of CSEA Unit 9200:

Kwabena Manu   995-2741

Junio Alvarado   995-2152

Tim Cronin   995-2736

Juliet Aguiar  995-2767

Union Representatives by Department


Union Office Address:

Civil Service Employees Association
CSEA Unit 9200  - Westchester Employees Union 
112 East Post Road, Suite 428 4th Floor 
White Plains, New York, 10601-3311 

Hours: 7:30 AM to 5 PM  (if visiting; call first to make sure)
Phone (914) 995-2151     Fax (914) 995-5629


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