Monday, June 11, 2012


CSEA WNY Region 6 Officers were sworn-in on June 9 by Statewide
Treasurer Joe McMullen at the Rochester Plaza Hotel. photo: Bess Watts

Rochester, N.Y.-- Hundreds of CSEA activists were in Rochester June 8-11, 2012, for the union's annual Spring Workshop at the Rochester Plaza Hotel. Workshop presentations focused on Personal Injury Insurance issues and Understanding Social Media.

CSEA also hosted an installation dinner June 9 honoring the newly elected WNY Region 6 Officers. Newly elected CBTU International President and NYS AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Terry Melvin served as master of ceremonies.

CSEA Statewide Treasurer Joe McMullen administered the oath of office to Flo Tripi, region president (Local 828); Kathy Button, executive vice president (Local 436); 1st vice president Joan Bender (Local 815); 2nd vice president Bob Pyjas (Local 815); 3rd vice president Tim Finnigan (Local 608); Secretary, Debbie Sherk (Local 837); and Treasurer Mark Dotterweich (Local 832).

CSEA also said goodbye to longtime union activist Rose Conti. Rose is the local president for Chautauqua County Local 690 Unit 6300. Her last day will be July 18, ending a 33-year career as a public employee - 29 of those as a county worker.

CSEA's Western Region covers 14 Western New York counties, serving thousands of workers in 78 locals and 220 units, in state government, local government, school districts, libraries, public authorities, and the private sector. The region has approximately 45,000 members.

-Ove Overmyer

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