CSEA Unit 8950, Kingston, NY 12401

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 a copy of the old 2015 thru 2016 contract which is also available at the Union office (as is the salary schedule) - click here to go to the Contract page  This also includes a link to the older 2011 to 2014 contract as well.

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.

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