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Click for details Download: Our contract 2006 - 2011
Click for details Fact Sheet The 7 page Fact Sheet contains changes that are new in the
 Collective Bargaining Agreement Contract for the years 2006 - 2011.
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Contract Negotiation Team Update

April 2014

Fact Finder Howard Edelman's Report

A Special Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday evening, April 23, 2014, to address questions from the Membership:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 5:30 PM at the 
Westchester County Center; Little Theater upstairs White Plains .
This venue has a limited seating capacity of 400, so please arrive early.
Parking is available in the Westchester County Center Parking Lot, and YOU MUST SHOW YOUR COUNTY ID to park FREE OF CHARGE to attend this meeting, or you will be charged the regular parking fee.  Meeting Notice

Apr 21 2014 Westchester CSEA rejects potential contract settlement    pdf version    Under New York state labor law, fact finders make recommendations to try to break an impasse in contract negotiations. Their recommendations aren’t binding. CSEA President Kwabena Manu said the union is open to having members pay part of their health costs but said the recommendations would have meant that some members would have lost money, particularly lower paid workers. “To take a salary cut, it’s not realistic for them,” he said.

 

 

February 2014

Feb 27 Update Message


January 2013 

January 8, 2013 Update Message 

 

November 2012

Nov 15, 2012 CSEA Statement

Negotiations Update of Nov. 1, 2012

 

January  2012

Jan 29, 2012: Triborough Amendment brings both sides to negotiating table as equals pdf version
Opinion article by Karen Pecora, CSEA Unit 9200 President

Jan 13, 2012: CSEA responds to Astorino on Triborough (blog open for comments)
pdf version of CSEA press release

Jan 11, 2012: Karen Pecora Letter to the Editor re County Executive new hiring after 23 layoffs 

December  2011

Dec 21, 2011  
CSEA Unit 9200 President Karen Pecora's Response to the Astorino Press Release 

   Dec 21, 2011
Westchester exec Astorino threatens CSEA with more layoffs, union rejects claim of stalling   pdf version

Dec 14, 2011  CSEA Declares Impasse in Negotiations
This important issue will be discussed further at the next CSEA Unit 9200 Monthly Member Meeting, Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at White Plains High School.  All are welcome but you must call the office to indicate you are attending.

November  2011

Nov 22, 2011 Speech by Karen Pecora, CSEA 9200 President
at the 2012 Budget Public Hearing at New Rochelle HS approx 930 PM
Many CSEA 9200 members spoke to the Legislators in attendance in
support of the work we all do and the bad choice of more layoffs as proposed
by the County Executive in his 2012 Budget Proposal.

Nov 17, 2011 Message re 2011 Board of Legislators 
The present makeup of the Board of Legislators does NOT change until January 1st, 2012.
Read the full message to understand the significance. 

 On Tuesday, December 6th, the final Regional Public Hearing on the 2012 Budget will take place in the Little Theater at the County Center 198 Central Ave, in White Plains at 7PM.

Nov 17, 2011 Politics on the Hudson re Layoff Number by Department
Robert Astorino Pictured with Bar Chart

Nov 17 Email from the John Nonna Campaign
John Nonna (D) is the Westchester County Legislator from District 3 in Mt Pleasant

Nov 16 Message to Unit 9200 Members
This is the Official CSEA 9200 Response to the County Executive's
2012 Budget Message and Press Speeches

 

May 2011

Contract Survey Open, Print, Discuss, Complete, Send it to the Union Office

Current Salary Chart 


 

 


February 2010

Many Site Visits are Being Scheduled to Distribute Your 
Printed 2006 - 2011 Contract.
  Click for details


   


- Since 1947, Unit 9200 of the Civil Service Employees Association proudly represents over 3,800 unionized Westchester County government professionals working in all County Departments.  Professional CSEA members, working together, make Westchester County government a success every day. 
- In its traditional role, CSEA negotiates for fair and competitive salaries, enhanced professionalism, and improved working conditions to benefit our membership.  Our union also enforces the terms of our Collective Bargaining Agreement.
- On the State and Federal levels, our union also lobbies to enhance the working conditions of both our members and all workers in promoting policy changes. 

- CSEA 9200 is part of the nearly 300,000 member CSEA union headquartered in Albany, NY representing both New York State workers and those in government and private units from every city, town, county, school district, and library system throughout New York State. 
- In turn, CSEA HQ is also known as Local 1000 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) which represents 1,600,000 union members in all states in the U.S. 
- AFSCME is part of the AFL-CIO labor movement which in total represents over 11,500,000 workers in every endeavor across the United States.  We are part of the labor movement that includes public and private employees,
teachers and taxi drivers, musicians and miners, firefighters and farm workers, bakers and bottlers, engineers and editors, pilots and police officers, highway and hotel workers, doctors and nurses, painters and plumbers—and more!
- Click on the CSEA History page for more.   Check the Union Links page for even more.


You're the Union
       
 Get involved, get vocal, become aware, be active.

If you are among the Agency Shop group, join the CSEA Union and become a full member to vote in regards to the contract.  Click this link:
Buddy, Are You a Union Member?


December 2008
New Contract Update Dec 4, 2008

Dec 3, 2008: AT THIS TIME ALL CSEA UNION MEMBERS USING POMCO FOR HEALTH INSURANCE SHOULD COMPLETE THE ONE CARE STREET HEALTH SURVEY BEFORE DECEMBER 15, 2008.   PRINT THE LAST "COMPLETION" PAGE FOR YOUR RECORDS AS PROOF OF COMPLETING THE SURVEY.
 CSEA Announcement



November 2008

Counter Stopped at
1,059 Days to a New Contract
New Agreement Jan 1, 2006 - Dec 31, 2011    Three Years Retro Pay

Contract Approved by the Board of Legislators on Nov 24, 2008 

by a Unanimous Vote of 17 to 0.

Contract Update of November 13, 2008

CSEA TV commercial with Statewide President Danny Donohue
and fellow CSEA union members
re Proposed State Cuts.


This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. CSEA Albany Headquarters Message Regarding
New York State Budget Cuts

Contract Vote Results:
Our 2006 - 2011 Contract Passes With YES Vote

2,659 Voted YES;  226 Voted NO;   6 Votes Void
Total Ballots Submitted: 2,891
Contract Ratified by almost 92% of Voting Members

This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. Nov 4, 2008: Journal News Article

http://www.lohud.com/article/20081104/NEWS02/811040366/1018/NEWS02

 Over 83.5% of eligible CSEA Unit 9200 union members 
had voted
. The votes were counted Nov. 3.

Click for Information ! Voting Schedule:  Read This !

October 2008
Westchester Tax Story:  We are Taxpayers Also 

Contract Voting
Ballots for voting on the Tentative Contract Proposal were mailed to all
Union Members on October 2, 2008 by the American Arbitration Association.  
Click for Information ! Voting Schedule:  Read This !

September 2008
Tentative Contract Settlement Announced Sept 16, 2008.
This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. Click for Information ! Fact Sheet 
The seven (7) page Fact Sheet contains all provisions that would change
in the Collective Bargaining Agreement Contract for 2006 - 2011. 
Review the sample One Care Street Health Survey Also
This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. Click for Information ! One Care Street Health Survey Sample
This color pdf copy of the Health Survey was received
 from the County on Sept 25, 2008. 


This proposal will be explained in these meetings: 

Sept 23 and Sept 24: White Plains Informational Meetings

Sept 29, 2008: Yonkers Informational Meeting

Sept 25,2008: Mt Vernon Informational Meeting

Sept 30, 2008: New Rochelle Informational Meeting

Videos of our Contract Rallies in 2007 and 2008 

This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. Sept 25, 2008 Issue of the Westchester Guardian has our Story with Pictures

 
Sept 16 Rally Images

Westchester Tax Story:  We are Taxpayers Also 

August 2008
 Sept 3, 2008 Fact Finder Update

  Aug 27, 2008 Contract Update

Aug 19, 2008:  July 2008 Inflation Highest in 27 Years 

 

July 2008
July 29, 2008 CSEA Victorious in Retiree Lawsuit

July 16, 2008 Inflation Much Worse Than Expected in June 2008

July 1, 2008 Letter to County Executive

July 1, 2008 Update to Union Members

 

June 2008
This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. June 13, 2008 Consumer Price Index Roars to 4.2% Annual Rate in May 2008

June 10, 2008 Click for Information ! Contract Update 
The Negotiation Team for the Unit 9200 union members files for Fact Finding after rejecting the PERB Mediator's recommendation as unfavorable.
Request for Fact Finder to NYS PERB

June 4, 2008 Click for Information ! Contract Update 
(click above for full details)

 

May  2008
May 28, 2008 Contract Update

As of today’s May 28, 2008 meeting with the County, the Mediator, Anthony Zumbolo, will now be in contact with the Westchester County Negotiator, Mike Wittenberg, to finalize his recommendation for settlement.

May 27, 2008 Contract Update
The County negotiator, Mike Wittenberg, refused to meet with the mediator, and therefore the mediator could not write a settlement recommendation to distribute to CSEA and Westchester County. The CSEA Unit 9200 Negotiation Team is again waiting for the County to respond, again, in our effort to obtain a contract settlement for our 4,000 hard working CSEA members that make Westchester County government a success every day. 

May 20, 2008 Contract Update re May 19 Mediator Meeting

 May 1, 2008 Contract Update Re Mediator and County

May 14, 2008  Overall Inflation was 4.1 Percent in 2007, 
April 2008 Food Prices Rise Drastically

 May 1, 2008 Sick Bank Donation Letter

This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. Minutes of the May 2008 Member Meeting


April  2008
April 15, 2008: U.S. wholesale inflation soars in March 2008

April 10, 2008 Mediator Session Update

April 7, 2008 Westchester Community College Update:  All parties involved (College, County, Staff Union and CSEA) have requested an immediate decision by PERB with reference to the issue of fragmentation.  New York State PERB has taken our request under advisement and we are hopeful a decision will be reached in the immediate future. 
As soon as that decision is rendered - we will make it known.
We will answer any questions (as best we can) at that time as well.

 

April 10, 2008  Second Meeting with Mediator:  The N.Y.S. Labor Dept PERB Mediator has called for a second meeting with your CSEA 9200 Negotiation Team and the County Negotiator. 
Details will be provided after the meeting. 

 

 March 2008
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March 18, 2008: February 2008 Prices Climb

February 2008
Update re the Feb 4, 2008 Mediator Meeting

 

January 2008
Jan 16, 2008: Inflation rate is worst in 17 years


December 2007
Contract Update as in our December Newsletter

News Dec 16, 2007: Westchester Legislators Meet to Consider Their Hefty Pay Increase

News Dec 14, 2007: November 2007 Prices rise 4.3 Percent

News Dec 11, 2007: Westchester Adopts 2008 Budget, Taxes Increase Another 3.89 Percent

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November 2007
This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. Nov 18, 2007: Westchester Legislators say they will scrutinize Spano Budget and Tax Increase
Nov 16, 2007:
Spano calls for an additional $24.4 million - 4.7 percent ?nbsp;
to be raised through property taxes (for 2008 budget). 
This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. News Nov 15, 2007: October 2007 Inflation is 3.6% annual rate
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Nov 8 in Albany: This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. NYS PERB Hearing Re Community College Fragmentation

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Info on Anthony Zumbolo



October 2007
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September 2007
This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. Important ! ! ! !Click for details An excellent letter written by a County employee and
published by the Journal News on Sept 19

As discussed at our monthly meetings, all CSEA union members are urged to express their views regarding the lack of real negotiations, by the County, by writing letters to the editors of the Journal News, White Plains Times, Westchester Guardian and other local papers in towns and cities.
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August 2007
This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. North County News Article of Spano House Rally
Click for Information ! Answer to Aug 29 Newspaper Article
Click for Information ! August 29 Journal News Article
(as mentioned in our October Bulletin mailed to homes)
This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. Important ! ! ! !Click for details  EXPRESS Article of our Aug 30 Yorktown Rally

Click for Information ! Aug 30 Neighborhood Walk in Yorktown
Click for Information ! Directions and details 
 This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. Did you see our ad in some editions
 of the Journal News Aug 28 - 29?
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July 2007

Click for Information ! Union Contract Rally: July 12, 2007
  Rodney the Rodent Rat Scheduled to Appear !  Join In !  
Approx 400 Different CSEA members Joined in the lunch time Rally from 11:30 am to approx 1 PM together with Many Other  Members from Westchester Unions.

Many of the CSEA 9200 Participants were Members getting Involved for the First Time.  We also had Participation by our Members from locations outside White Plains.  Thank You to All who Participated !


Many of Our County Legislators Appeared and Gave Support for Our Rally and Negotiations.

Join in, Get Involved
in the Next Rally and Meeting For Your Contract and Benefits. 

Pictures of the Rally 

Important ! ! ! !Click for details
Letter to the Westchester County Executive
 
Important ! ! ! !Click for detailsand to the Board of Legislators

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June 2007
Important ! ! ! !Click for details
Westchester Board of Legislators this link allows you to send
an email to any of the Legislators in Westchester.  
In your own words, urge your Legislator to support our need for a livable wage settlement that approaches the increased tax and inflation rate in Westchester. The Legislators have shown their support for us.  Please communicate with them today. 
Be sure to check this page for notices on any future rallies. 
This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. Minutes of the June 5, 2007 Monthly Member Meeting

April 2007
April 26, 2007: Clarification Re The Westchester Guardian Article.
 
 April 20, 2007:  Rally Update
Albany CSEA Web Has Rally Info

  April 19, 2007 Reply to Dep. County Executive

 April 19, 2007 Contract Rally 
 
April 17, 2007 Story:  Inflation Surged in March 2007

April 10, 2007 Rally Status
 April 10, 2007 Daytime Contract Rally at the County Office Building for all CSEA Unit 9200 Union Members.
 

March 2007
March 23: Thanks to the many hundreds of Unit 9200 Union Members who
participated with other unions at the March 22, County Office Building rally !


March 22, 2007 Union Rally at County Office Bldg

Mar 15: Feb 2007 Inflation Surged

 March 13, 2007 Contract Points

We had huge participation at the March 6 2007 Monthly Meeting.
Picture 1    Picture 2

Westchester Board of Legislators
this link allows you to send
an email to any of the Legislators in Westchester. 

February 2007
Feb 22: Jan 2007 Inflation Higher Than Expected

 Feb 15 Contract Committee Meeting at County Center

 Feb 5, 2007: Last Friday (February 2, 2007), we met with the Westchester County Negotiator to get the County’s latest position statement.
 We have not scheduled another meeting yet as we are at impasse with the County.  There are Health Insurance increases proposed by the County of varying degrees including, but not limited to, contributions and co-pays.   Because it did not address most of our issues/proposals, (most importantly a reduction of the retirement years for full health coverage), we are at impasse and ask for your continued support.  The County’s proposed salary increase was less than we negotiated for the last contract with insurance givebacks.
We are no longer hopeful of completing this Negotiation without any further delays.  Although we are at impasse, there remains an open door for further negotiations should either side deem it worthwhile.  Meanwhile, we are scheduling a Contract Campaign Committee meeting in the very near future to further discuss the status and answer questions as best we can.
 
As was the case in the past, we may need a “showing of support?in large numbers by the members (all of us) to convince the County to return to the table with more.
Look for updates for our next scheduled committee meeting.

 

January 2007
 Jan 30, 2007: Update and Response to Emails

 Jan 23, 2007 UPDATE: Yesterday (January 22, 2007), we met with the County Negotiator to get the County’s latest position statement.  We have not scheduled another meeting yet as we are waiting for more information.  There are Health Insurance changes proposed by the County of varying degrees. Because it did not again address most of our issues/proposals, we are waiting for the County to answer some important questions before making a counter proposal to the County.  We are still hopeful of completing this Negotiation without any further delays, as was the case in the past, although we may need a “showing of support?in large numbers by the members to convince the County.   

 Jan 12, 2007 UPDATE: We have a meeting scheduled with the County for Monday, January 22nd @ 9:30am!  We hope to receive a significant offer from them to bring us closer to sending it out for ratification from our members.  We will issue an update immediately after the meeting to keep our members up to date and what to look for in the future. Please check the website daily. Thank you for your continued support.

December 2006
  Dec 21, 2006 UPDATE: Today, we have STILL NOT received word from the County!  We were told before Thanksgiving that they were committed to settling the contract before the end of the year.
We are STILL hopeful that the County will package an offer that can serve as a base for a quick settlement but time is running out for that to happen before the end of the year.
We OBVIOUSLY do not have any scheduled meetings and will inform the membership of that date(s) as soon as we know. Please watch for any further updates (or e-mail) on the web site as they occur. Thank you for your continued support.

Happy Holidays to all
! !

   Dec 7, 2006 UPDATE: Today, we have received word that the County needs another week to establish a package offer to us. We are hopeful in this time that the County will package an offer that can serve as a base for a quick settlement.  We do not have any scheduled meetings and will inform the membership of the date(s) as soon as we know. Please watch for any further updates (or e-mail) on the web site as they occur. Thank you for your continued support.

Information Re Longevity Payments 



November 2006
Nov 29 Story:  Westchester Legislator Staff Salaries Increased


October 2006
  Oct 26, 2006 UPDATE: On Oct 25, the Negotiation Team met with the Westchester County Negotiator Mike Wittenberg.  Our Contract Campaign Committee and other CSEA members attended a SRO meeting on Monday, October 30th, 2006 at the CSEA Local 860 office, 595 W Hartsdale Ave  White Plains, NY. We discussed the stalemate, the lack of effort by the County to negotiate, and possible future actions.
   

  October 12, 2006 Update:  As of yesterday, Oct 11, 2006, the Negotiations Team met with the County Negotiator.   We feel we have made some progress in obtaining a package offer from the County that can serve as a base for a contract settlement agreement.  We still have not gotten to actual figures on the major issues but feel this package offer will start the ball rolling faster towards an agreement.
We tentatively scheduled a meeting for Wednesday October 25, 2006 for the entire day to continue negotiations.  Please watch for any further updates on the web site as they occur.

 October 11, 2006: The County administration requested that our previously scheduled 10/4/06 Negotiation Session be moved to October 11 at 1 PM with Mike Wittenberg who represents the County of Westchester.   On Oct 10 we learned that Wittenberg will not be available until 3 PM on Oct 11.

September 2006
October 4, 2006: Our scheduled Negotiation Session was set for Oct 4 but the County administration requested that it be moved back 1 week later.

August 2006
 August 16, 2006: We met with the County Negotiator to get the County’s latest position statement.
Because it did NOT - AGAIN - address most of our issues/proposals, particularly health insurance changes, after some deliberation, we declined their offer and stayed fast on our proposals as submitted.
We have not scheduled a next meeting as we suggested an alternative lower cost drug prescription plan that needs to be researched by the County.   We are still hopeful of completing this Negotiation without any long drawn out process as we have experienced in the past, although we may need a “showing of support?by the members to push the County.
We must remind you that we are not settled until we have a total package and will not bring anything back to you, for you to vote on, which does not include addressing our issues to OUR satisfaction.
We have heard your comments and suggestions and are staying the course on them until we are satisfied on a total package.
Look for updates for our next meeting.
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Aug 16: July 2006 Energy Prices Push Inflation Higher


The Aug 3, 2006 scheduled meeting took place at 2 PM.  The Administration's latest proposal was received, discussed, and responded to by approximately 3 PM.  The County negotiator, Mike Wittenberg, is relaying our response to the County Administration. Your CSEA Negotiation team is determined to seriously negotiate in a manner that will be beneficial for all our members. The next meeting is scheduled for August 16 at 1 PM.  

July 2006
July 24 update:  The CSEA Negotiation Team was ready at 1 PM for the scheduled session but the County administration cancelled the session after 1PM by a cell phone call ostensibly to rework financial computations involved in the contract negotiations.  It is anticipated by your union Negotiation Team that the next scheduled meeting will indeed be attended by the County.  Your Team will schedule another session as soon as possible. 

 
July 19: June 2006 Inflation Higher Than Expected
July 19 update: The Union Negotiation Team met with the County negotiator during the three day period of July 5, 6, and 7, 2006.  Our next meeting is July 24.  On July 12 our Union counter proposal was submitted to the negotiator in response to the County's latest proposal of July 7th. It is our hope and intention to move through this Negotiation as quickly as possible. We will keep the Unit 9200 members aware of the progress in arriving to an acceptable offer that can be brought to you, the union membership, to decide about and to vote on.
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June 2006
It is anticipated that there will be several days of negotiations between the Union Negotiation Team and the County negotiator during the first full week of July.
May 2006 Inflation Data Shows Big 0.3 % Rise as Gasoline Prices Surge


March 2006
This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. March 17: The CSEA contract proposal 

The meeting of the Contract Campaign Committee was March 16th.  You were updated re the status of the negotiations with the County administration; it then becomes your task to communicate that information to others in your work unit. 
Click for details
Directions to the CSEA Local 860 Office
          

February 2006
Feb 22 06 Surging energy prices push inflation higher

The 2002 to 2005 CSEA Unit 9200 Union contract is now published on this web.  In addition, each union member/fee payer is entitled to a printed copy. Contact the union office at (914)995-2151 to arrange a site visit for your work location to obtain a copy and to meet your union representatives.
 Story in Journal News

 

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November 2005
Important ! ! ! !Click for details Longevity Payments in late 2005.  Please read this notice

October 2005
  Please complete a contract survey form and send it or fax it to the union office.  Speak up and let your opinion and needs be known. Thanks.
click This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. Important ! ! ! !Click for details Contract Survey Form  
Union fax (914) 995-5629    112 E Post Rd Rm 428 White Plains

Sept. 2005
Important ! ! ! !Click for details Unions' Inflatable Rat an Endangered Species

July 2005
Click for Information ! Wanted:  Contract Campaign Committee Activists !

Our next and last salary adjustment goes into effect on July 1, 2005 per our current employment contract with Westchester County.  The  current contract expires on December 31, 2005. 
CSEA salaries increased on July 1, 2005 per the 7/1/05 phase of our CSEA Unit 9200 contract. The Pay on June 30 included July 1 (1 day at the increased rate); the Paycheck of July 14 included July 4 through July 17 at the increased rate. 
Click here to see the July 1, 2005 salary chart. (pdf format) 

June 2005
Attack on Public Employees:
Every Unit 9200 member is urged to read the May/June 2005 issue of the AFSCME Public Employee magazine mailed to our homes.  AFSCME is our parent union; we are CSEA members; we are also part of the AFL-CIO.  The issue is filled with articles detailing the governmental attack on unionization and on public employees, the attack on state pensions, and the attacks on health and retirement benefits being waged in several states in the US. It is not all gloom: pages 22, 26, and 28 illustrate the gains public employee workers can achieve in solidarity for salaries and benefits. 

April 2005
Yonkers CSEA school workers reject contract offer Simple explanation: the will of the voting members decides if an offer is good or not. Vote.

March 2005
click Click to participate in the new contract ! Contract Survey  The  current contract with Westchester County expires on December 31, 2005.  Our Contract Survey form is now being distributed and being published here. 

Your Contract Survey responses at any time are fine. Disregard the survey April 15th due date that was previously mentioned. 
This is your opportunity to tell the Contract Negotiation Committee what areas of concern you have, and wish to include, in the new contract endeavor. The survey returns will be the basis for the new contract proposal.  If you know of "extra" benefits that one department gives to its workers, let us know about it.   Other members may want similar benefits; don't keep the secret. 
If you want something changed in regards to benefits, policies, or rules, let us know with the form! Write down your ideas and complaints. 
The contract negotiations will be based on what YOU tell us your contract should
include.  Speak up - use the survey.

Important ! ! ! !Click for details Fewer jobs have health plans 

January 2005
2005 Salaries:  Salaries in the paycheck of January 13, 2005 were increased per the 1/1/05 phase of our CSEA Unit 9200 contract.  
Click here to see the January 1, 2005 salary chart. (pdf format) 

December 2004
DSS Sick Leave Issue: On December 28, 2004 CSEA Unit 9200 President Jack McPhillips called for an immediate meeting to discuss the unilateral imposition of a new Sick Leave policy by the Department of Social Services. In a Dec 22 memo, given to DSS employees on Dec 27, Bonnie Kamm of DSS attempted to unilaterally define a new term or condition of employment. Such terms of employment must be negotiated with CSEA. After the meeting, DSS issued a Jan 11 memo clarifying that DSS will adhere to the provisions of our CSEA employee contract
Jan 11, 2005 DSS Clarification Memo
  The original 12/22/04 DSS memo
The CSEA Unit 9200 Response. 

November 2004
Current CSEA employees who take Promotional Exams shall pay only $15.00.  For each $15.00 fee, current CSEA employees may take a maximum of two promotional exams on the same test date.  This is per our current CSEA contract.  The normal fee is $25.00.  $25.00 still applies to Open Competitive exams. 

Important ! ! ! !Click for details  Retiree Health Benefit Costs w/ New Contract 

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July 2004
July 28: Arbitrator sides with nurses who lost Med Center jobs 
July 27: Westchester Finally Decides an Audit is Due at the Medical Center

 
June 2004
Click for details click New Salary in Paychecks: The County plan is to have new salaries on paychecks by July 15th and all retroactive payments in paychecks by July 29th.  
 
July has three pay days: July 1,
July 15, and July 29
Kindly contact the Finance Dept payroll section at (914) 995-4715 if you need further clarification.

The new contract has been ratified June 14 (voted Yes)
 by the vote of Unit 9200 members: 
Yes Votes:  1,581    No Votes:  680
County Legislators ratified it June 21:
Yes Votes: 16  No Votes: 0

Important ! ! ! !Click for details June 9 Change to Retiree Health Insurance Page 5 of Fact Sheet: Now Aug 1, 2004

Important ! ! ! !Click for details June 14 CSEA RATIFIES AGREEMENT WITH WESTCHESTER COUNTY

 Important ! ! ! !Click for details  Salary Computer (Excel format) June 1, 2004
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This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. Important ! ! ! !Click for details New Contract Fact Sheet Details June 1, 2004
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Important ! ! ! !Click for details  June 2 Journal News Article Westchester reaches deal with union 

Important ! ! ! !Click for details Tentative Contract Announcement May 25, 2004

Important ! ! ! !Click for details  Ballots and Voting Schedule for the Contract
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For Voting, Are You A CSEA Full Member? 

 
Important ! ! ! !Click for details  March 24, 2004 Re Contracts: Why it's said YOU are the Union!  Now Let's Vote! 

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May 2004
Click for details May 25: Contract Announcement

 

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April 2004
Click for details April 22 CSEA Unit 9200 Negotiation Team Update

Click for details  Orange County NY CSEA Ratifies a new 4 year Contract (Coffee breaks are back)

March 2004
Click for details March 29 CSEA Unit 9200 Negotiation Team Update 

Click for details March 11 CSEA Unit 9200 Negotiation Team Update


February 2004
The selection of an impartial Fact Finder has been agreed to by CSEA Unit 9200 and the County Administration.  Our first meeting with him is March 10 where initial presentations and ground rules for presenting our information and demands will be discussed. Throughout this endeavor, we are and have been assisted by professional labor relations specialists from CSEA Region 3 headquarters 

December 2003
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Click for details Journal News Layoff Article
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Click for details Dutchess County Approves Another Contract 

September 2003
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Click for details Sept 23, 2003 Negotiation Committee News (pdf format)
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Click for details Hey, Where is My Raise in Westchester? 

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8/27/03
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Click for details Aug 28 Reply by Unit 9200 Pres Jack McPhillips
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Click for details Print these and share with others:
1st example:
Comparison: 2% "Bonus" vs 2% Increase to Base Salary
2nd example:
Simple Math: Why 0% is Unacceptable for our Families 

8/1/03
Nassau County administration decides to negotiate squarely with their workers.  Why can't Westchester!
July 26 News Item: Nassau County CSEA workers vote 2,311 to 1,350 to approve a new 5 year agreement. 
(That is 64% voting participation).
 
CSEA, under Jane D'Amico, President of the Nassau County Local 830, represents 5,800 workers in financially strapped Nassau County.  Details include raises of 2.5% for 2003 and between 2.5% and 3.5% in the next 4 years tied to the cost of living in the NY region. The agreement includes 100% paid health benefits for members, hazardous duty pay for some workers inc. medical technicians, police, and peace officers. With the agreement, Nassau County Exec. Tom Suozzi has agreed not to lay off workers if a storm sewer authority proposal to consolidate 30 existing sewer districts is approved. Click for details Nassau Local 830 web site

7/1/03
   Your Unit 9200 Negotiation Committee continues to work for a respectful settlement for our families. We need your participation in demonstrations. 
This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. Click for details Negotiations Committee Notice of July 1
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6/23/03
Click for details Read the text of Jack McPhillips' speech  We told the County legislators we're anxious to settle a fair contract. Real negotiations by the County administration is what we expect, not vulgar insults and empty promises. 

2/10/03
We assembled and demonstrated to the Board of Legislators our desire to settle on a fair contract the cold evening of Feb10 with the snow falling.
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10/28/02
 We have had 3 meetings with the assigned Mediator from PERB. No agreement has been reached but we have had meaningful off-the-record discussions with the Negotiator for the County.  However, not where we want to be!

 We are standing on our 3 original demands for:

  • No zeros!                
  • No bonuses!           
  • No health insurance premium payments!

If, in fact, we reach some accord ?you will be advised immediately by flyer and website posting.  If not, we will proceed to the next step in Negotiations which is Fact Finding; whereby both parties reduce their official positions to writing and the Fact Finder issues his/her’s recommendations.  That would hopefully formulate the basis for agreement!  However, these are advisory only!

 THE TIME IS NOW FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES FUTURE!!!

August 14, 2002
As of today’s meeting with the County and the Mediator, we are no further along then we were 4 months ago when we declared an impasse.

 At this point, the Committee is exploring its options, including moving the process to the next stage of “Fact Finding?

The Mediator has suggested both parties re-assess its respective position, particularly the hard stance of the County!

The Committee is also contemplating future actions to be taken by the entire unit (such as demonstrations) to impress upon the County the need for a settlement.

This will require the entire membership’s participation!

 KEEP WEARING YOUR BUTTONS!!!

 Let's Wear our Contract Now Buttons to Continue Voicing Our Opinion !

THIS IS YOUR CONTRACT, TOO!

July 17, 2002

The Union office has received the buttons ("CONTRACT NOW") and is in the process of distributing them to shop stewards and/or activists.  Please contact one in your worksite for yours!!

If, by Tuesday, you have not received one; please call the Office @ 995-2151 and we will get them to you ASAP.

 This is next step in showing our Strength and Unity for a contract!!

 Do Your Part!!!             Wear it Every Day....ALL DAY!!!

July 11, 2002

Today, the county did NOT meet with us. So, therefore, we have no proposal from the County to bring to you.

we are standing on our 3 original demands for:

  • No zeros!

  • No Bonuses!

  • No Health insurance premium payments!

As a result, we are planning a button wearing campaign. The button will say: CONTRACT NOW! to be worn everyday, ALL day until we get a contract!!!

We also discussed IF no proposal is forthcoming from the County, we will be demanding your assistance and participation in various tactics like the letter writing campaign done by 2,000 members or more specifically demonstrations at your county worksites.

    THE TIME IS NOW FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES FUTURE!!!

August 14th will be the next date we meet for negotiations ..


June 4, 2002

We have met today with the County and the mediator, and it was understood that the County's direction towards negotiations would become clearer once the outcome of the 1% Sales Tax has been decided.

We have guarded optimism to passage of the Sales Tax by both the Board of Legislators and, therefore, to the State of New York for approval by the end of June.

We have two follow up dates of June 21st and July 11th for further meetings to resolve the contract.  We will inform you, the members, as news or changes develop.


5/17/2002

The Unit and the County met with the Mediator on 5/13/02. The session was to acclimate and acquaint the Mediator and the parties with each other and our respective positions.

At our next meeting, scheduled for June 4,2002, we hope to start more meaningful relations leading to a settlement. We remain optimistic of a timely, fair and equitable resolution of the Contract.

Please look for further updates on the website (csea9200.com) and/or flyers.

Thank you for your continued support, as evidenced by the roughly 1,800 letters we have delivered to the County Executive and the Board of Legislators.

Together we will prevail!


4/29/2002

The Union is meeting 5/13/02 with the agreed to Mediator to discuss the contract settlement. Look for further updates as the Negotiation committee has information to relay to the members


Negotiation Committee
Press Release


As a result of today's (Wednesday, March 06, 2002) negotiation session, the CSEA Unit 9200 Negotiating Committee has declared an impasse with the  County of Westchester in its efforts to reach  an agreement for a new contract.

We will be notifying the Westchester County Public  Employment Relations Board (PERB) in order to seek  the services of a mediator to assist the parties in efforts to  reach a new agreement.

As soon as the mediator is assigned and dates are set, we  will advise the membership


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This is a pdf format file. If you need the free Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf files, scroll down to the yellow Get Acrobat Reader button at the bottom of the Home page. Click for detailsOur 2002 - 2005 CSEA Union Contract
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