Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CSEA Local 828 & 7400 Scholarships Awarded

Webster, N.Y.—On Monday, May 22, CSEA Monroe County Local 828 Executive Board, Local 828 Scholarship Committee and CSEA Retirees Local 902 hosted the 25th Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner at Liberty Lodge in Finn Park, 850 Maple Dr., Webster, N.Y.

At the picnic supper, Local officers formally announced the winners of the CSEA Local 828 George M. Growney Memorial and the Monroe County Unit 7400 Scholarship Awards for 2017. This year, $9,000.00 was awarded to deserving area students whose parents or caregivers are members in good standing of CSEA Monroe County Local 828.

Since 1993, CSEA Local 828 has awarded over $150,000 in scholarship prize money. In 1993, the Monroe County Employees Unit 7400, the largest Unit in the Local, created their own scholarship program and have distributed more than $26,000.



George M. Growney Memorial Scholarships Local 828 & Unit 7400

Mr. Growney was a long time local labor leader and activist. He was employed as a probation officer with Monroe County. He served as local president for nearly two decades before his retirement in 1995. George had a passion for kids to succeed, and would be proud that his union brothers and sisters have carried on his legacy of love and commitment to youth. George M. Growney died on August 10, 1997. The scholarship program was named in his honor in 1998—one year after his passing.

“This is my favorite time of the year, the committee does all the work and I show up and give out money to well deserving children of CSEA members” said Bess Watts, President of Local 828. She added, “It’s very rewarding to know we are helping our young people succeed in life.”


CSEA Local 828 Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors whose parents and caregivers are members or agency shop fee payers of Monroe County Local 828. The scholarship committees have reviewed thousands of applications in the past 25 years, which demonstrates the significant need of financial resources for young adults continuing their formal education. Scholarships applicants are judged on academic achievement, a written essay, financial need and potential.


Nancy Steele and her committee did a wonderful job on making this scholarship dinner another successful event!  

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

CSEA Helping Our Communities

Rochester has been experiencing unprecedented flooding in the area, especially along the coast of Lake Ontario. Our department of public works in the towns of Greece, Irondequoit and Webster are working tirelessly helping residents protect their homes. The Town of Webster are pictured preparing sandbags for delivery.


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Monroe County Blitz

CSEA Never Quit Team made it count in Monroe County! CSEA local activists and staff braved single digit wind chills to meet and greet members on their home turf.
Activists have canvassing lists and knocked on doors in the City of Rochester and in every town in Monroe County with the hope of making contact and sharing important information about the state of our union.
Over the course of four days, the CSEA Never Quit Team has targeted more than 4K members for a point of contact.  



Volunteers from across the Western Region

The war room

Husband and wife team of Tim and Cheryl Bates from the Monroe County Water Authority

Nate Stone from Irondequoit with his 'Never Quit' card with Bess Watts and Sharon Ivey


Monday, February 13, 2017

Accepting Scholarship Applications



Since 1993, CSEA Monroe County Local 828 and its major Units have awarded over $110,000 in scholarship prize money. In 1994, the Monroe County Employees Unit 7400, the largest Unit in the Local, created their own scholarship program and has distributed more than $24,000. 
Mr. Growney was a long time labor leader and activist who was employed as a probation officer with Monroe County. He served as local president for nearly two decades before his retirement in 1995. George had a passion for kids to succeed, and would be proud that his union brothers and sisters have carried on his legacy of love and commitment to youth. George M. Growney died on August 10, 1997. The scholarship program was named in his honor the following year after his death.

The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors whose parents and caregivers are members or agency shop fee payers of Monroe County Local 828. Scholarship applicants are judged on academic achievement, a written essay, financial need and potential.

George M. Growney Memorial Scholarships Local 828  and Unit 7400


“This is one of the best things we do as union activists,” said Bess Watts, President of Local 828. She added, “It’s very rewarding to know we are helping our young people succeed in life as well as giving back to our community.”

CSEA Local 828 Scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors whose parents and caregivers are members or agency shop fee payers of Monroe County Local 828. The scholarship committees have reviewed thousands of applications in the past 23 years, demonstrating a significant need of financial resources for young adults continuing their formal education. Scholarship applicants are judged on academic achievement, a written essay, financial need and potential.
Applications are available by contacting your workplace CSEA representative. For more scholarship information, you can go to our Voice Reporter Scholarship page or call Barbara at HQ 585-328-5250.   

Monday, January 30, 2017

Start a Never Quit Conversation Today


Start a Never Quit Conversation Today

Monroe County-- The CSEA Never Quit Team will be hosting a meeting for all members and volunteers on Tuesday, February 7 5:00 pm at the Rochester Satellite Office at 3495 Winton Place, Building E Suite 3. At the meeting, we will discuss logistics of reaching out to thousands of CSEA families over the first week in March.

For more information, please call your Local office 585-328-5250 or the Rochester Satellite Office 585-272-0800. Food and refreshments will be available.