He took up the cause of Solidarity, funneling
more than $6 million in aid to Polish workers in the form of cash and
communications equipment. This aid was considered instrumental in Solidarity's
successful effort to end 50 years of Communist Party rule in Poland. In 1994 President Bill Clinton recognized Kirkland's efforts by presenting him the
Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. (click
the name for more)
Our contract 2006 - 2011
The 7 page Fact Sheet
contains changes that are new in the
Collective Bargaining Agreement Contract for the years 2006 - 2011.
Our contract 2002- 2005 Download:
Our contract 1996 - 2001
TV Commercial Consumer
Negotiation Team Update
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
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
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.
27 Update Message
8, 2013 Update Message
15, 2012 CSEA Statement
Update of Nov. 1, 2012
Jan 29, 2012: Triborough
Amendment brings both sides to negotiating table as equals pdf
Opinion article by Karen
Pecora, CSEA Unit 9200 President
Jan 13, 2012: CSEA
responds to Astorino on Triborough (blog
open for comments)
version of CSEA press release
Pecora Letter to the Editor re County Executive new hiring after 23
Unit 9200 President Karen Pecora's Response to the Astorino Press
exec Astorino threatens CSEA with more layoffs, union rejects claim of
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.
22, 2011 Speech by Karen Pecora, CSEA 9200 President
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.
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.
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.
17, 2011 Politics on the Hudson re Layoff Number by Department
Robert Astorino Pictured with Bar Chart
17 Email from the John Nonna Campaign
John Nonna (D) is the Westchester County Legislator from District 3 in Mt
16 Message to Unit 9200 Members
This is the Official CSEA 9200 Response to the County
2012 Budget Message and Press Speeches
Survey Open, Print, Discuss, Complete, Send it to the Union Office
Many Site Visits are Being
Scheduled to Distribute Your
Printed 2006 - 2011 Contract. Click
- 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
- 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
- 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
every city, town, county, school district, and library system throughout New
- 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.
Get involved, get vocal, become aware, be active.
If you are among the Agency Shop group, join the CSEA
become a full member to vote in regards to the contract. Click this link:
You a Union Member?
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.
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.
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
Nov 4, 2008: Journal News Article
of eligible CSEA Unit 9200 union members
had voted. The votes were
counted Nov. 3.
Schedule: Read This !
Tax Story: We are Taxpayers Also
Ballots for voting on the Tentative Contract Proposal were mailed to all
Union Members on October 2, 2008 by the American Arbitration Association.
Schedule: Read This !
Tentative Contract Settlement Announced Sept
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
One Care Street Health Survey Sample
This color pdf copy of the Health Survey was received
Sept 25, 2008.
This proposal will be explained in these meetings:
Sept 23 and Sept 24: White Plains
Sept 29, 2008: Yonkers
Sept 25,2008: Mt Vernon
Sept 30, 2008: New Rochelle
of our Contract Rallies in 2007 and 2008
Sept 25, 2008 Issue of the Westchester Guardian has our
Story with Pictures
16 Rally Images
Tax Story: We are Taxpayers Also
3, 2008 Fact Finder Update
27, 2008 Contract Update
19, 2008: July 2008 Inflation Highest in 27 Years
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
1, 2008 Update to Union Members
June 13, 2008
Consumer Price Index Roars to 4.2% Annual Rate in May
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
(click above for full details)
May 28, 2008
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
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
Minutes of the May 2008 Member Meeting
April 15, 2008: U.S.
wholesale inflation soars in March 2008
April 10, 2008 Mediator
2008 Westchester Community College Update:
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
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
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.
18, 2008: February 2008 Prices Climb
Update re the Feb 4, 2008 Mediator Meeting
Jan 16, 2008:
Inflation rate is worst in 17 years
Update as in our December Newsletter
Dec 16, 2007: Westchester Legislators Meet to Consider Their Hefty Pay Increase
News Dec 14, 2007: November 2007 Prices rise
Dec 11, 2007: Westchester
Adopts 2008 Budget, Taxes Increase Another 3.89 Percent
of the December 2007 Member Meeting
Longevity Pay Paid Dec 13, 2007
Nov 18, 2007: Westchester
Legislators say they will scrutinize Spano Budget and Tax Increase
Nov 16, 2007:
calls for an additional $24.4 million - 4.7 percent ?nbsp;
to be raised through property taxes (for 2008 budget).
News Nov 15, 2007:
October 2007 Inflation is 3.6% annual rate
of the Nov 11 Monthly Member Meeting
Nov 8 in Albany:
PERB Hearing Re Community College Fragmentation
2007 Request for Mediator
Info on Anthony Zumbolo
of the Oct 2 Monthly Member Meeting
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.
of the Sept 4, 2007 Monthly Member Meeting
County News Article of Spano House Rally
to Aug 29 Newspaper Article
29 Journal News Article
(as mentioned in our October
Bulletin mailed to homes)
Article of our Aug 30 Yorktown Rally
30 Neighborhood Walk in Yorktown
Did you see our ad in some editions
of the Journal News Aug 28 - 29?
of the Aug 7 Monthly Member Meeting
2007 Member Meeting Minutes
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.
Minutes of the June 5, 2007
Monthly Member Meeting
April 26, 2007: Clarification Re The
Westchester Guardian Article.
20, 2007: Rally Update
Albany CSEA Web Has Rally Info
April 19, 2007 Reply to Dep. County Executive
April 19, 2007 Contract Rally
17, 2007 Story: Inflation Surged in March 2007
10, 2007 Rally Status
April 10, 2007 Daytime Contract Rally at the
County Office Building for all CSEA Unit 9200 Union Members.
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
15: Feb 2007 Inflation Surged
March 13, 2007 Contract Points
We had huge participation at the March 6
2007 Monthly Meeting.
Board of Legislators this link
allows you to send
an email to any of the Legislators in Westchester.
22: Jan 2007 Inflation Higher Than Expected
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.
have not scheduled another meeting yet as we are at
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.
Jan 30, 2007:
Update and Response to Emails
Jan 23, 2007
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.
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.
Re Longevity Payments
29 Story: Westchester Legislator Staff Salaries Increased
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
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.
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 16, 2006:
We met with the County Negotiator to get the County’s latest position
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
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.
message in Adobe pdf format
16: July 2006 Energy Prices Push Inflation Higher
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 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.
message in Adobe pdf format
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.
2006 Inflation Data Shows Big 0.3 %
Rise as Gasoline Prices Surge
March 17: The CSEA contract
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.
to the CSEA Local 860 Office
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.
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Payments in late 2005. Please read this notice
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.
Union fax (914) 995-5629
112 E Post Rd Rm 428 White Plains
Inflatable Rat an Endangered Species
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.
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
here to see the July 1, 2005 salary chart.
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.
CSEA school workers reject contract offer
Simple explanation: the will
of the voting members decides if an offer is good or not. Vote.
contract with Westchester County expires on December 31, 2005.
Our Contract Survey form is now
being distributed and being published here.
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.
jobs have health plans
Salaries in the paycheck of January 13, 2005 were increased per the 1/1/05 phase of our
CSEA Unit 9200 contract.
here to see the January 1, 2005 salary chart.
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
Jan 11, 2005 DSS Clarification Memo
original 12/22/04 DSS memo
CSEA Unit 9200 Response.
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
Health Benefit Costs w/ New Contract
You a Full Union Member?
28: Arbitrator sides with nurses who lost Med Center jobs
27: Westchester Finally Decides an Audit is Due at the Medical Center
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,
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
9 Change to Retiree Health Insurance Page 5 of Fact Sheet: Now Aug 1, 2004
RATIFIES AGREEMENT WITH WESTCHESTER COUNTY
Salary Computer (Excel format)
(must have Excel spreadsheet program on your PC)
Contract Fact Sheet Details
(new window, pages in
2 Journal News Article Westchester
reaches deal with union
and Voting Schedule for the Contract
Voting, Are You A CSEA Full Member?
Contracts: Why it's said YOU are the Union! Now Let's Vote!
You are visitor number
on this page.
25: Contract Announcement
22 CSEA Unit 9200 Negotiation Team Update
County NY CSEA Ratifies a new 4 year Contract (Coffee breaks are back)
29 CSEA Unit 9200 Negotiation Team Update
11 CSEA Unit 9200 Negotiation
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
8: Fact Finder Requested
News Layoff Article
County Approves Another Contract
23, 2003 Negotiation Committee News (pdf
23, 2003 Negotiation Committee News (Word
CWA Union with Verizon !
Where is My Raise in Westchester?
27 letter from #2 Larry Schwartz
28 Reply by Unit 9200 Pres Jack McPhillips
1 Journal News Article.
7 Letter by Unit 9200 VP Karen Pecora
these and share with others:
2% "Bonus" vs 2% Increase to Base Salary
2nd example: Simple
Math: Why 0% is Unacceptable for our Families
County administration decides to negotiate squarely with their
workers. Why can't Westchester!
News Item: Nassau County CSEA workers vote 2,311 to 1,350 to approve a new 5
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.
Local 830 web site
Your Unit 9200 Negotiation Committee
continues to work for a respectful settlement for our families. We need your
participation in demonstrations.
Committee Notice of July 1
of the County's June Offer
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.
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.
info re the Feb 10 BOL Action
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!
are standing on our 3 original demands for:
- No zeros!
- No bonuses!
- No health
insurance premium payments!
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!
TIME IS NOW FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT FOR YOU AND YOUR
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
KEEP WEARING YOUR BUTTONS!!!
IS YOUR CONTRACT, TOO!
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
is next step in showing our Strength and Unity for a contract!!
Wear it Every Day....ALL DAY!!!
Today, the county did NOT
meet with us. So, therefore, we have no proposal from the County to bring to
we are standing on our 3 original
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!!!
14th will be the next date we meet for negotiations ..
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.
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.
we will prevail!
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
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
CSEA Unit 9200 Contract
2002 - 2005 CSEA Union Contract
1/1/2002 to 12/31/2005
Our 1996 - 2001 CSEA Union
1/1/1996 to 12/31/2001
County Civil Service Rules
Notice: The Civil Service rules is a large 1.6 Million
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