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  • General Test Taking Tips & Strategies
  • Preparing Written Material
  • Understanding & Interpreting Written Material
  • Working and Interacting With Others

To view the previous contracts online - go to the Contract page

If you would like to be on our mailing list for updates on the contract, and events - click here   (you can unsubscribe anytime)

Hard copy printouts are also available - please contact your Union Representative or Shop Steward for one. To view the contract online - Read on.........

NOTE: If you would like to be contacted - please fill out the Optional fields.

OR - if you prefer to download and print the survey instead - please click here

This test preparation workshop is offered to help you prepare for the NYS Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) exam. The following topics will be covered:

CSEA will award the following college scholarships for children of CSEA-represented employees in New York State who are graduating high school seniors:...please click here for the posting

Filing deadline is April 15th, 2019

Online at: https://www.csealearningcenter.org/learncenter/wregister.cfm
You can pay with a credit or debit card, but ONLY if you register online.
CSEA members may request a voucher or reimbursement from the NYS & CSEA
Partnership for Education and Training for workshop payment or reimbursement.

Go to: www.nyscseapartnership.org or call 1-800-253-4332
No refunds will be given unless class is cancelled.

Can’t make it on this date and time? Our FREE online training covers all of these topics and you can do

it any time. Try our online courses at: www.csealearningcenter.org

College Scholarships

Our Current collective bargaining agreement ends on December 31st, 2019 of this year. We are putting together proposals for negotiations and would like your input. As always, wages, longevity, and healthcare will be the priority items. Please use the survey to suggest other items that could be negotiated. It could be a practice or policy that you want formalized or something that betters your work environment, etc. Please fill out the following field(s) below and click the Submit button at the bottom.


CSEA Ulster County Local 856

Next Wave Committee Meeting


Please take our CONTRACT SURVEY

The contract is due to expire this year - 2019

The location is the NYSUT  building - Home of CSEA Local 856 and CSEA Unit 8950. The building is located at:

202 Stockade Drive

(2nd Floor office in Building 200)

Kingston, NY 12401

(It is behind the Merrill Lynch building)

Check with your Representative or Shop Steward for more information

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DATE:           Saturday, March 23rd, 2019       

LOCATION:   CSEA Southern Office, 568 Route 52, Beacon,NY 12508

TIME:            9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Please arrive by 8:30 for registration)

COST:           CSEA Members: $ 15.75

                    Please prepay by March 18th


Our Location

Thanks to all the members who took the time to visit with us during the January member meetings. The survey regarding the contract can be filled out online below or can be printed and presented to your Shop Steward by clicking here

The completed surveys should be returned by March 1st, 2019 to any CSEA shop steward or Janet Knott at the Department of Mental Health.

Janet Knott

CSEA Unit President

The 2017-2019 County of Ulster contract is available online

CSEA's Mission Statement

As working men and women - every one and everywhere - we are our greatest resource. We organize and represent workers to ensure our voice is heard, our place at the table is kept and the American dream is ours in the 21st Century. As a labor union, we hold these values as our working principles:


We are honest with ourselves and each other.


Every group, every idea is welcome.

Full Participation

We encourage and expect full participation in all union matters.


We respect each other and honor our differences.


We celebrate our diversity and use it to strengthen us.

Open Communications

We listen and provide for open communication across all parts of our union and in all directions.


We are accountable for our actions and decisions.

Fiscal Responsibility

We conduct our business in a fiscally sound manner.

As a labor union, we are committed to union democracy and we follow these values with integrity.                 

Janet Knott

CSEA Unit President

All members of CSEA are welcomed and encouraged to attend this meeting which will be held on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Local Office. You are our future and we need you to keep our future strong. If you are interested in being part of the Next Wave, but are unable to attend, please contact us and we will collect your information to keep you posted on new and upcoming activities. For information, contact the committee chairperson, Sheri Farrell at 845-706-1865.

For Additional Information:

Call us- (845) 706-9620.  Or email: president@cseaunit8950.com

Open by Appointment:  Monday thru Friday 08:00.am. til 4:00p.m.

Ulster County Works, because we do.

CSEA WORK Institute
1 Lear Jet Lane, Suite 5
Latham, NY 12110


CSEA Unit 8950, Kingston, NY 12401

Phone: 845-706-9620   

Email: president@cseaunit8950.com