CSEA Unit 8950, Kingston, NY 12401

Date to attend: Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 - and - Wednesday, October 18th, 2017.

Start Time: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM for registration, then 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM for the program

Location: Best Western, 503 Washington Ave., Kingston, NY 12401.

NOTE: You must attend BOTH nights. As a reminder, to be a shop steward, you must attend training at least every 4 years.....read more...

Contract Update Post

Dear Unit 8950 member:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that on July 1st, 2017, the following individuals have taken office:


     * Janet Knott, President

     * J. Kirk Jones, Executive VP

     * Christopher Gillespie, 1st VP

     * AnnMarie Lubera, 2nd VP

     * David Johnson, 3rd VP

     * Tina Buono, Treasurer

     * Sheri Farrell, Secretary

We thank you for your support. We are now ready to get down to work. We look forward to representing all of you, whether it be during contract negotiations, grievances, political action, etc. As you may or may not be aware, unions across the country are undergoing many challenges. We cannot take for granted all of the benefits (including health insurance, vacation, sick time, out of title pay, seniority, overtime pay, etc.) we enjoy as a result of being unionized.

We also need to be informed about the upcoming vote to establish a New York State Constitutional Convention, which is on the ballot this November. If approved, it will have a serious impact on the future strength of unions, our pensions, and our livelihoods. Wisconsin's Act 10 is one example whereby workers' collective bargaining rights were gutted. Public pensions in many other states have been eliminated and/or are nonexistent. It is vital that everyone vote NO this November regarding the New York State Constitutional Convention.

Some of our goals include, but are not limited to:

         * Negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement

         * Updating the unit website

         * Investigating and processing grievances on a more timely basis

         * Utilizing other types of social media in order to improve communication

         * Reestablishing worksite meet & greets

         * Continuation of social events

In closing, we look forward to meeting all of you at some point and would ask that you consider joining a committee as a way of getting more involved (please check with your local rep for more information). At a minimum, please contact one of your union building representatives, officers, or shop stewards for a form and provide your contact information (name, phone, HOME email) so that we can make sure everyone receives important information regarding issues that are important to ALL of us.


Janet Knott and the Unit 8950 Executive Board

For Additional Information:

Call us- (845) 331-8080.  Or email: info@cseaunit8950.com

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

Ulster County Works, because we do.

CSEA Unit 8950

CSEA Unit 8950 Facebook link

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CSEA UNIT 8950 & Local 856 INFO


The CSEA local #856 is sponsoring a bus trip to: "Day in the City/Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular", on Friday, November 10th, 2017.

Tickets go on sale at the CSEA Local #856 office on Friday, October 13th from 4:00 PM until click here to read more.....

10/10/17 The CSEA negotiations team met with the County. We exchanged proposals, but there is nothing further to report. Our next negotiation is set for Thursday, 11/2/17. Please contact anyone on the negotiations team if you have any questions.

          Janet Knott

              CSEA Unit President

CSEA Local 856 Day in the City/Radio City Music Hall

For previous contract updates click here....