Where do you want to be when retirement comes around?

​Ask Questions, review your account, or join.

Your representative, Mike Kochan will be happy to help you.

Go to www.nysdcp.com - on the top left "Schedule an appointment" third picture from the bottom - "Mike Kochan"

You can also reach Mike on his cell at (518) 986-3342

NYSDCP makes a difference!   

HELPLINE: 1-800-422-8463

Food & Personal Need Drive to benefit Ulster County Adult Services and Office of the Aging

Tina Buono          -    CSEA President      -    Unopposed

J. Kirk Jones        -    CSEA Exec. V.P.      -   Unopposed

Chris Gillespie     -    CSEA 1st V.P.          -   Unopposed

AnnMarie Lubera -   CSEA 2nd V.P.         -   Unopposed

Lisa Fabiano        -    CSEA 3rd V.P.          -   Unopposed

Lisa Constant      -    CSEA Treasurer        -  Unopposed

Sherif Farrell       -    CSEA Secretary       -   Unopposed

CSEA Pearl Insurance Program for CSEA Members

CSEA - Group Sponsored Insurance Program Representative

Tina Buono

CSEA Unit President

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.                 

For the election results of CSEA Local 856 - please click here

Stay in touch with Deferred Comp

Stop The New York Health Act

The New York Health Act is a proposal in the NYS Legislature to create a universal single payer health plan in New York State. Under this plan, all New Yorkers would be under the same health plan, including those with health insurance negotiated in a collective bargaining agreement or provided by their employer. Under this proposal, you would lose your current health plan and could end up paying more.

Please Join us February 8th at 7pm

For a Zoom meeting outlining why this proposal is detrimental to your benefits and what we can do to stop it.


CSEA - Group Sponsored Insurance program, announces a new CSEA Insurance Representative to contact. Click here or on the image for more details...

At Pearl Insurance, our Insurance Representatives can facilitate plan enrollments via fax, email and in some cases, directly online.

Simply call, text or email your CSEA Insurance Representative:

Sean Lynch
CSEA Region 3 Insurance Rep.


To setup a one-on-one appointment to speak over the phone or meet at a time & location convenient for you.

Call Today!

We are organizing this drive to benefit the elderly and aging population of Ulster County. We are assisting Adult Services with filling their pantry and Office of the Aging with supplies for their senior hub. We are requesting donations of the following:

Senior Hub:

Decaffeinated Coffee *coffee filters* coffee stirrers
Disposable coffee cups/lids * sugar packets * Equal * Splenda* non-dairy creamers*
Dessert sized disposable plates * plastic forks/spoons/knives* napkins
Individually wrapped snacks like breakfast bars * fruit and nut bars* cookies

Adult Services:

Hormel Complete Meals – for microwave
Breakfast bars *cereal bars * Oatmeal
Cheese and crackers / Peanut butter and crackers – individual packs
Fruit cups * Applesauce Cups
Tuna Fish in Packets * Cans of chicken with flip tops
Microwave individual mac and cheese
Chef Boyardee spaghetti and meatballs or other variety – flip top if possible
Cans of varied vegetables * Cans of Soup * Saltine Crackers
Toothbrushes * Toothpaste * Mouthwash

Please check the expiration dates on all products donated!

Election Results for CSEA Unit 8950

November 2021 Shop Steward list

For Additional Information:

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

Open by Appointment:  Give us a call!

Ulster County Works, because we do.


The New York Health Act is a proposal in the New York State Legislature to create a government run health care system. Under this plan, all New Yorkers would be mandated to participate, NO EXCEPTIONS. It would eliminate private health insurance including plans negotiated in a collective bargaining agreement.

What happens to the health insurance I have now?

Your current health insurance would be eliminated.....

Click on the images for further information..


NY Health Act - OPPOSED

NY Health Act - Questions and Answers

NY HEALTH ACT - Additional Info

Shop Steward list - Revised 07-1-2021

Click here to visit our Facebook Page


We will be available
to Unit 8950 members,
by appointment, the following days:

January 20th, February 17th, March 17th,

April 21st and May 19th.

From 3pm-5:30pm

By Appointment Only

Please call 845-706-9620 or email
to schedule a time.

Do you have a graduating high school senior headed to college or trade school? Consider having them apply for our CSEA Southern Region Scholarships!

Each year, scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors whose parents or legal guardians are active CSEA members working in the Southern Region. This year, applications will be accepted until June 11, 2021.

Download the application here.

CSEA Unit 8950, Kingston,

NY 12401

Phone: 845-334-5038

The January 1, 2017 through December 31st, 2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement has been modified. All other provisions remain unchanged except modification of dates where applicable. The Memorandum of Agreement is subject to ratifications/approval by the respective parties.

Term of Agreement is for January 1st, 2020 through December 31st, 2024.

For details regarding these modifications, please click here....


Exclusive Benefits Available to CSEA Members only!

Select the CSEA Members video to view

Hours of Operation for 2022

CSEA Members can save with the CSEA Visa Credit Card, and can also apply for a Vehicle Purchase or Loan Refinance. Click on the printable flyer for more details...

$1,000 (Carmine Nigro Memorial Scholarship)- Tina Buono for Thomas
$500 – James Fisher for Dustin
$500 - Darlene Higley for Benjamin
$500 - Peter Esposito, Jr for Andrew
$250 - Melinda Salinas for Rebecca
$250 – Kirk Peters for Elise
$250 - Barbara Vazquez for Eva
$250 - Laura Wesolowski for Zachary
$250 - Melinda Salinas for Gabriel
$250 - Nancy Derella for Brennan
Alternate 1 - Erika Scannell for Joshua
Alternate 2 - Susan Frank for Eric

STOP The New York Health Act

CSEA Members Savings Announcement

Our location

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

Join our email list:

Commitment to Kids

The Ulster County Unit #8950 Representative list (as of November 1st, 2021) is now available to print or download.

To view the printable versions of this and any other posting you see on this website, please click on the appropriate image.

2021 Unit 8950 Scholarship Winners

CSEA Unit 8950 - Is also on Facebook 

 Click Here to check out our Facebook Page

Memorandum of Agreement

Thank you to all that donated. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to drop off 782 toys to the Bloomington Firehouse.

All Toys Collected stay in Ulster County.

We look forward to next year’s drive!

Dear CSEA Sisters and Brothers,

These are trying times and we all need to keep calm, level headed, patient and do our best every day. I urge you to call us on 845-334-5038 or 845-706-9620 if you have any concerns, questions, or just want to talk.   

Your Unit 8950 officers are here for you. Any questions or concerns you might have are important to us. We will give you honest and straightforward answers. If we do not have an answer, we will do our best to get one for you.

In solidarity,

Tina Buono
Unit 8950 President

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

200 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