Monday, November 16, 2015

Veterans Day Ceremony

On Saturday, November 14, more than 100 people attended the 15th Annual CSEA Western Region Veterans Day Ceremony held at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park in downtown Buffalo. The event was sponsored by the Western Region Veterans Committee and Western Region President Flo Tripi. 
Remember to honor our Veterans everyday...

Friday, October 23, 2015

CSEA Endorsed Candidates for the Monroe County Legislature

Below you will find the endorsement recommendation list for the Monroe County Legislature candidates for the 2015 election cycle. Candidates were interviewed by CSEA Region 6 PAC East members from different Locals that reside in Monroe County during the first two weeks of August 2015.

On August 19, Region 6 PAC East and West committee members met in Batavia, N.Y. to approve these recommendations. Your Region PAC representatives are Local CSEA 828 President Bess Watts and Sean Gibbons.

The endorsed candidates are as follows:

District- Name- Party-Geographic Area
3rd LD: John Romagnola, (Dem, Chili)
4th LD:  Erik Johnson, (Dem , Gates, Ogden)
12th LD: Maggie Ridge, (Dem, Chili, Henrietta, Riga, Wheatland)
13th LD: Simeon Banister, (Dem, Henrietta, Pittsford)
16th LD: Joe Carbone, (Rep, Irondequoit)
17th LD: Joe Morelle Jr, (Dem, Irondequoit)
18th LD: Dorothy Styk, (Dem, East Rochester, Perinton)
21st LD: Mark Muoio, (Dem, Rochester)
22nd LD: Vincent Felder, (Dem, Rochester)
23rd LD: James Sheppard, (Dem, Rochester)
24th LD: Joshua Barouth, (Dem, Rochester, Brighton)
25th LD: John Lightfoot, (Dem, Rochester)
26th LD: Yversha Roman, (Dem, Gates, Greece, Rochester)
28th LD:  Cynthia Kaleh, (Dem, Rochester)
29th LD: Ernest Flagler, (Dem, Rochester)

It should be noted that there was no endorsement for Monroe County Executive.  Election Day is November 3rd – if you do not know your local representative you can find information at the Monroe County Board of Elections website at

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

CSEA Annual Delegates Meeting Oct 5 -9

During the 105th Annual Delegates Meeting in Buffalo, hundreds of CSEA leaders and activists were empowered to face the union’s challenges and lead CSEA into the future. The five-day meeting was not only filled with numerous plenary programs and workshops to develop delegates’ leadership skills and knowledge, but included powerful addresses from A. Philip Randolph Institute President Clayola Brown and AFSCME International President Lee Saunders.
Local CSEA 828 Delegate Angela Muscinase and Local Treasurer Debbie Ake attending a workshop
A. Philip Randolph Institute President Clayola Brown  

AFSCME President Lee Saunders

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Town of Irondequoit Library Grand Opening

After many years the Town of Irondequoit had their Grand Opening for their beautiful new library on September 12th.  Dignitaries throughout the State of New York attended the ribbon cutting including Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Assemblyman Joe Morelle.  The rainy weather did not keep people away.  The library is staffed with CSEA members who worked tirelessly to make this day a success.   Congratulations on a job well done! 

The entrance to the new library

Balloons reflecting the lights from the ceiling
Mouse from 'Give the Mouse a Cookie' Fame and Curious George joined in the celebration.