Updates March 7, 2016

PROPOSED NYS CONSITUTIONAL CONVENTION

In November 2017, voters will be given a referendum on the ballot regarding a proposed New York State Constitutional Convention.  Is it premature to discuss the referendum?  Absolutely not.  We must educate all of our members, families and friends about the risks and costs involved, particularly as State employees.  What type of risks?  Changes to our pensions, union rights and more.  Who would make these decisions?  Only those that could afford an expensive campaign to be voted in as a delegate.  See the links below for more information. 

 

As posted in the weekly “This Week in Albany” email blast that we discussed previously, CSEA will also be holding an evening webinar on this important topic on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.  This topic is vitally important to our members, and I encourage you to educate yourself on the referendum and possible consequences.  Control + Click here to register for the webinar. 

Constitutional Convention Flier

Constitutional Convention Timeline

GRIEVANCE/OUT-OF-TITLE TIMELINES

A reminder that contract language provides that grievances/out-of-title grievances must be filed within 45 days of the occurrence or when the member should have know of the occurrence/event.  Failure to comply with this contract language could ultimately result in a denial of the grievance based on timeliness, regardless of how much merit the grievance holds. 

DO YOU KNOW YOUR CSEA ID NUMBER?

Every CSEA Membership Number begins with “123.”  If you do not know your membership number, you may obtain it through the CSEA web site, www.cseany.org, by clicking on “Look up your CSEA ID” at the top of the home page.  Once a month, we randomly insert a member’s ID number somewhere within the text of a Receiver Notice.  If you see your member ID number, contact me within 48 hours and you will receive a check for $20.  (Our February 2016 member that received a $20 check was from Delaware County.) 

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