Friday, November 8, 2019

Jim D'Amico Assumes Presidency of CSEA Local 828

Last night Jim held his first meeting as Local President of Monroe County at Red Fedele's in Greece.  The meeting was well attended and we heard from the candidates for Statewide Presidency.  Jim looks forward to serving Monroe County and thanked Bess Watts for her years of service to Monroe County. 
Jim presiding over meeting

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Bess Watts Retiring

A message from Local President Bess Watts:

October 31st will be my last day serving as Local 828 president. Although I look forward to retirement I must say it feels bittersweet. For over 10 years my job as Local president  meant supporting units with resources and guidance as well as disseminating information to Unit presidents, creating a social media presence and acting as the liaison between CSEA and the community. It is a big job but I loved doing it and will miss the members and great team I was privileged to work with. 
Over the last decade there have been many changes, but the dedication and commitment of our CSEA members and leaders to build a strong Union remains constant:.    Personally I’m thankful that I’ve had CSEA protecting my pension and benefits so I can retire and have a reasonably secure future.                                             
I will be at the last General Membership meeting on November 7th,  moderating CSEA presidential candidates as they introduce themselves and tell you why they are running.  Our current President Danny Donohue will also be retiring in October, so CSEA must elect a new President in 2020.  I hope to see you there as I say farewell and hand the baton over to Jim D’Amico, your new Local President.  Heartfelt thanks to  my executive officers,  Jim, Michael, Angela, Debbie and Joanne for the support and comradery they offered for years. They are good union people.