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Employees Association - Unit 9200 -
1947, CSEA Unit 9200 proudly
represents 3,200 Westchester County government
professionals working in all County Departments. Professional CSEA members, working together, make Westchester
CSEA represents nearly 300,000 municipal employees throughout New York State.
CSEA Inc. celebrates over 102 Years of being one of the Most Influential
Unions in the U.S. Our
CSEA 9200 Union Workforce: We Make Westchester Work !
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
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Feb 11 2014 More
GOOD News: New York State Pension System Achieves 5.14% Rate of
Growth in Oct Nov Dec 2013 The New York State
Common Retirement Fund's (Fund) estimated rate of return for the
third quarter ending Dec. 31, 2013 was 5.14 percent, increasing the
Fund's value to an estimated $173.2 billion, according to New York
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The Fund ended its fiscal
year on March 31, 2013 at $160.7 billion. "The New York State
Common Retirement Fund enjoyed a robust third quarter that saw
continued strong performance in domestic and developed international
equities markets," DiNapoli said. "Our investment strategy
is geared toward consistently achieving long term results but we
watch the markets closely to capitalize on emerging opportunities.”
The Fund has 37.6 percent of its assets invested in publicly traded
domestic equities and 17.1 percent in international public equities.
The remaining Fund assets by allocation are invested in cash, bonds
and mortgages (27.6 percent), private equity (7.8 percent), real
estate (6.6 percent), absolute return strategy (3.1 percent) and
opportunistic strategy alternatives (0.2 percent). In 2009, DiNapoli
initiated quarterly performance reporting by the Fund as part of his
on-going efforts to increase accountability and transparency.
rules former Westchester CSEA president must be reinstated to job(Blog
Open for Comments) Karen
Pecora, the former president of the CSEA unit representing the
majority of Westchester County workers, who was laid off at the end
of 2012, will have to be reinstated to her former county job,
according to an arbitration ruling issued Dec. 13.
Pecora, a secretary in the Parks Department, was laid off because
she was working outside the department on union duties, as allowed
by the contract, the arbitrator ruled. The ruling, which is binding,
says she must be reinstated with back pay and benefits. “The
County’s reason for eliminating the Grievant’s position was not
due to a lack of work,” said the arbitrator, Jay Siegel.
“Rather, the County decided the Grievant’s position could be
eliminated because she was on full-time union leave.”
Playland review waiting on parking study(Blog
Open for Comments) The
Board of Legislators must approve the plan of physical improvements
to the park before Sustainable Playland can take it over. Some
legislators have questioned whether the field house, the major new
element of the plans for the park, would take too much parking and
make the plan unworkable. Rye residents are also questioning the
impact on surrounding homes. Outgoing
Legislator Bill Ryan, D-White Plains, asked whether the county would
need to bring in Sustainable Playland to manage the park if
legislators decided to kill the field house. The Parks Department
could continue to operate the beach and pool and Central Amusements
could run the amusement park, he said. “In
light of where this all seems to be going, why is SPI needed?” he
Medical Center Paid Out 2nd Highest Bonuses to Top Paid
Open for Comments) Westchester
County Health Care Corp. (which runs the Westchester Medical Center)
reported the largest individual bonus at nearly $340,000,which
The Journal News previously reported. The authority ranks second,
after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, in the extra pay
employees receive—$22.1 million to a total of 3,145 employees. The
top 10 provided a total of $210 million in extra compensation. The
hospital also had the highest base pay for its top executive at $1.4
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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.
AFSCME: A Force to
Be Reckoned With
Vice Pres. Joe
Biden at AFSCME Convention June 19, 2012
May 13 2013: NY
pension fund nets 10.38% return (Blog
Open for Comments)
The pension fund is the third-largest
public pension fund in the country. Analysts have found it to be one
of the best-funded pension plans in the nation. The
state pension fund grew to a record $160.4 billion in the fiscal
year that ended March 31 and earned an estimated 10.38 percent rate
of return, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said. The increase in the
pension fund, which provides retirement benefits to 1 million
retirees and state and local government employees, is good news for
the state and municipalities. The governments have struggled with
growing pension costs amid the decline on Wall
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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
promotions, please notify the CSEA Unit Office at (914)
995-2151 or stop in and tell us the information. Full
Story on this link
Public service workers are not the
problem. Attacking public service workers will not create
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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it means to have a union; a perspective from the West coast of the
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." StoryStory
as pdf file
CSEA Awareness Campaign: Electronic Notices in Westchester Spotted on Electronic Ad Signs at White Plains Parking
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made in Summer of 2010 becomes true in Autumn of 2010: (from
one of our CSEA member co-workers):
I have been paying property taxes since
1976. My taxes go up every year (they tell you that at the
My Fire District, Town and school taxes are all higher than the
My school taxes are 3 times the amount of my county tax. I have no
children in school.
My county tax for 2010 was 4.5% higher than my county tax for 2009.
That’s $56.00 or approximately $1.00 per week.
I cringe at the thought of someone (including myself) being laid off
so I can save a dollar a week.
I am sure people with more property pay more but I doubt I make
anything close to what they make.
I just wanted to add my 2 cents. Thank you.
Union Site Visit Info
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or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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have the most CSEA members available.
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Any concerns/topics you think need to be addressed. The best
time to reach the most members.
Union Office Address:
Service Employees Association
CSEA Unit 9200 - Westchester Employees Union 112
East Post Road, Suite 428 4th Floor
Plains, New York, 10601-3311
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(914) 995-2151 Fax (914) 995-5629
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