CSEA Unit 8950, Kingston, NY 12401

Phone: 845-706-9620   

Email: president@cseaunit8950.com

Thanks to all Ulster County employees who graciously donated to the "Commitment to Kids" toy drive! As you can see it was an impressive haul. Many local kid's will enjoy a Merry Christmas due to your generosity! On behalf of myself, my officers and our LRS, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Thank you, 
Janet Knott 
CSEA Unit 8950 President

Commitment To Kids

CSEA Unit 8950 - Is on Facebook 

 Click Here to check out our Facebook Page

Update on Janus v AFSCME

Email Notification Is available

CSEA Sponsored Programs

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

DATE: Thursday, December 13th, 2018

TIME: 6:00 pm

Location: CSEA Ulster Local 856 / 200 Stockade Drive / Kingston, NY 12401


Pictured at the Ulster County Local prior to doing home visits to Ulster County Unit non-members are, from left: CSEA Region Director Charisse Seneres, CSEA Political Action Coordinator Chris Ludlow, Ulster County Unit Vice President Kirk Jones, CSEA Labor Relations Specialist Howard Baul, Ulster County Unit Secretary Sheri Farrell, Ulster County Unit Secretary Tina Buono - in this Octobers' Workforce


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......

Join Colleen Foley, EBF Retiree Coordinator for a workshop that will review dental and vision options offered through CSEA. Start connecting the dots to your retirement today.

Registration Required. Deadline for registration: Thursday, December 6th. 2018

Important note: This workshop does not address health insurance

Please contact the CSEA Region 3 Office at 845-831-1000 to register for this educational event.

Light Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm

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 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

Click here to visit our Facebook Page

Our 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.                 

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.....

  • What happens to your EBF benefits when you retire?
  • Can you continue them after retirement? How much will the benefits cost?
  • What other options are available to you as a CSEA retiree? What are the differences in other dental and vision programs? Who has access?

Ulster County Unit Secretary Sheri Farrell, left, and Unit President Janet Knott consult on last-minute details before kicking off a non-member blitz.

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.