CSEA Sponsored Programs

Local 856 Open House

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



The governor and legislature passed legislation during the state budget process that changes the Taylor Law.... click here to read on

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.........

CSEA Member Savings/Benefits

50 Things That Arose from Unions That Every Union Member Should Know

10th Annual Southern Region Disaster Relief/Scholarship Fund Golf Classic

Posted July 6th, 2018

Posted July 2nd, 2018


Planning is in full swing for our 10th Annual Southern Region Disaster Relief/Scholarship Fund Golf Classic, set for Friday, September 14th, 2018 at the Osiris Country Club, 10 Country Club Drive, Walden, NY 12586. Our planning committee members have been hard at work preparing for this fundraiser, which raises money for college scholarships given to CSEA members' children as well as securing emergency funds we can allocate when members experience hardship off the job. Read on............,

Posted May 23rd, 2018


Here are some links to the CSEA member benefit programs/benefits. You may need your CSEA ID number to access some of them.  I hope you will take advantage of a few, if not all, of these as they are designed to save you and your family money and make your life easier!...click here to continue..

CSEA Sponsored Insurance programs are available to union members......

 All members of CSEA are welcomed and encouraged to attend this meeting on Wednesday, September 26th at 5:30 PM. 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. Click here to see the flyer....

It is vital that all CSEA members realize what they are getting from CSEA, especially for the money they pay in dues every year.....read more..

The location is the NYSUT  building which is now the new home of CSEA Local 856 and CSEA Unit 8950. The building is located at:

201 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

Click here to visit our Facebook Page

We Moved our office to a NEW location

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.                 

Posted May 23rd, 2018

Posted August 31st, 2018

Groups like the Empire Center, National Right to Work Foundation, and others funded by corporations and rich CEOs are going to try to trick you into giving up your rights. They’ve succeeded in getting the Supreme Court to side with them in the recent Janus decision in their attempts to weaken our ability to protect our rights, but they won’t stop there. Expect them to contact you in an effort to convince you to give up wages, health care, and pensions by giving up your union power. Read on.....

Posted Aug 24th, 2018

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 Unit 8950, Kingston, NY 12401

Phone: 845-706-9620   

Email: president@cseaunit8950.com

CSEA Unit 8950 - Is on Facebook 

 Click Here to check out our Facebook Page

Update on Janus v AFSCME

On September 27th, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM we will have an open house and member meeting at 200 Stockade Drive Suite #202, Kingston, NY

12401. Light Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP your attendance to the Local Office at 845-331-8080

Email Notification Is available

Amanda Wolfson

Local 856 President