4/16/20 - All Scheduled negotiations scheduled for April, have been cancelled. Stayed tuned for updates.

Revised Shop Steward list 

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NYS and Ulster County are experiencing deep, deep financial challenges. Layoffs could be coming! CSEA members like you from Unit 8950 need to be proactive! Call or contact your representatives and demand that federal unrestricted aid come to NY now!

NY needs all our Public Service workers more than ever before! We need Congress to act NOW to provide unrestricted aid to our state in order to survive!



New York needs Unrestricted Aid to Survive

Send that message to our U.S. Senators

@senschumer   @SenKirstenGillibrand

or call 1-202-224-3121

Janet Knott

CSEA Unit President

Unit 8950's 2020 Scholarship Drawing Winners

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

Click here to visit our Facebook Page


Stay in touch with Deferred Comp

Janet Knott

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.                 

Pearl Insurance CSEA

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.

At Pearl Insurance, times like these are why we do what we do. It is why we are committed to being there for CSEA Members when they need us most. Your CSEA Insurance Representatives will continue to serve your needs regardless of work site access and continue to be full accessible to deliver seamless and uninterrupted service to CSEA MEmbers during these trying times.

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:

Danielle Schoonmaker

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.

Dont' wait - - Call Today!

CSEA Unit 8950 President Retirement Announcement

The new, revised Ulster County Unit #8950 Representative list 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 image.

CSEA Ulster County Local 856 will be awarding:

$10,000.00 in Scholarship awards

In order for your CHILD to qualify for these scholarships, you must:

-Be a CSEA Ulster County Local 856 member.

Applicant must be a graduating 2020 High School senior or current undergraduate who will be attending college full-time in the fall 2020 at an accredited College or University working to an Associate or Bachelor's degree or a two year program at an accredited trade school.

Application forms and guidelines are available by clicking this link.

The application filing deadline date is July 15th, 2020

Winners will be randomly drawn at a date to be determined in August of 2020 due to the COVID #19 pandemic restrictions. The drawing will be videotaped and available to all entrants.

While stay at home orders are in effect even for your Deferred Comp field rep,

there are ways to reach out to enroll or review your account.

Go to www.nysdcp.com and hit the ENROLL button to enroll online. Also at that same site you can register for a weekly enrollment webinar.

You can also set up a 15 minute phone appointment with your rep by going to the following link:





Negotiations Update

CSEA Ulster County Local 856 will be awarding: $10,000.00 in Scholarship awards

Members - we wanted to share some reminders with you:
* Ulster County Unit scholarship applications are due by July 1
* Please complete your US Census if you have not yet done so
* Your Deferred Comp and Pearl Insurance reps are still available for you (contact information below)
* Federal funding is still needed (see below)
* Please contact Unit President, Janet Knott, with any questions or concerns at (845) 706-9620 or president@cseaunit8950.com


CSEA Unit 8950, Kingston, NY 12401

Phone: 845-706-9620 

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2020 Unit 8950 Scholarship Program

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Revised Shop Steward List

Congratulations to the winners of Unit 8950's 2020 scholarship drawing conducted on July 8th, 2020. The winners will be contacted with details. A video recording was done and will be available upon request.

Peter Esposito

Sharon Burchette

Todd Schmidt

AnnMarie Troy

Alexa Deising

Robert Keuning

Barbara Vasquez

Inger Christensen Dorney

Tina Gilmore

Kirk Peters

​Alternates: Michael Davis and Michelle Keuning

CSEA Ulster County Unit 8950 will be awarding:

One (1) $1,000 Carmine Nigro Memorial Scholarship

Three (3) $500 Unit Scholarships

Six (6) $250 Unit Scholarships

Application Filing deadline is July 1st, 2020

Click here for the Scholarship application

CSEA Unit 8950 - Is also on Facebook 

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