RETRO PAY DATE – OCTOBER 4TH
(Kathleen Guild, CSEA Dep. Director of Contract Administration, August 14, 2017)
UCS indicated during contract negotiations that September 6th was the date that they had planned to pay out all retro monies if the CSEA contract ratified. It was their hope that the legislation would be passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor right after the ratification vote. Unfortunately, the pay bill was not sent to the Governor until the week before last and was not signed into law by the Governor until last Wednesday. UCS could not move forward with any payments until the bill was signed. Once it was signed, they reached out to the Comptroller's Office to determine when the retro money could be paid. The Office of the State Comptroller is the Agency that processes these payments, and they have indicated that it cannot be completed until the October 4th paycheck.
The other unions’ pay bill was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor before the CSEA pay bill, which is why it will be paid out earlier. CSEA worked with the NYS Legislature to get the bill delivered to the Governor, once we found out it had not been sent.
Please notify your members that October 4th, 2017 is the current pay date for all retro monies. If they notified the payroll office to change their deductions, they should request that they not be changed for the 9/6 date and then request to have it changed for the 10/4 date.
LABOR DAY PARADE – STATE FAIRGROUNDS
Sign up today to join Region 5 President Colleen Wheaton and CSEA President Danny Donohue marching in the Labor Day Parade at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse and receive free entrance tickets for you and your family and free t-shirts (while they last)! Sign up by Monday, August 21st. The free tickets are only for our members and their family members who commit to marching in the parade on Labor Day, Monday, September 4th. Marchers should assemble by 10:00 a.m. outside the Fair’s Indian Village between Fair Gates 4 & 5. Look for the CSEA banner. Sign up by contacting email@example.com with your name, work location, number of marchers (including yourself), cell number and mailing address.
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REMINDER - BINGHAMTON RUMBLE PONIES – CSEA LOCAL 334 NIGHT, AUG. 31ST
Come see the Binghamton Rumble Ponies vs. Erie Sea Wolves on Thursday, August 31st at 6:35 p.m. Members attend FREE and guests are $15. We have reserved the 3rd Base Terrace Table Seating section, which includes the game ticket, entrée, side and beverage. A limited number of tickets are available, so call Tammy Witteman NOW to make your reservations, first come basis! Call Tammy at 607-240-5801 (Broome Co. Court) for further information and tickets.
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LEWIS COUNTY DINNER MEETING – SEPTEMBER 7TH
We will be holding an informational dinner meeting on Thursday, September 7th, 2017, at Steak N Brew, 4497 NY 26, Turin. The meeting is open to all members of the Local. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1st. Vendors have been invited to attend. Visit with vendors between 4:30-6:00, dinner meeting to start at 6:00.