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 Ulster County Local 856 will be awarding: $10,000 in Scholarships 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 2021 graduating High School senior or current undergraduate who will be attending college full-time in the fall 2021 at an accredited College or University working to attain an Associate or Bachelor's degree or a two-year program at an accredited trade school.

Application forms and guidelines are available here....

CSEA will award the following college scholarships for children of CSEA-represented employees in New York State who are graduating high school seniors.

Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship - (Three $1,000 Scholarships in each of CSEA's six regions)

Pearl Insurance Award in Memory of Charles Foster - (One $2,500 award to a high school student entering SUNY system)

Met Life Award in memory of Joseph D. Lochner - (One $2,500 award not limited to a student entering SUNY)

NOTE: Filing Deadline is APRIL 15th 2021

Applications Available from CSEA Representatives:
Call or text 845-706-9620

Shop Steward list - Revised 12-8-2020

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


2021 CSEA LOCAL 856 Scholarship Program

Joseph Kirk Jones

CSEA Unit President

Negotiations Update

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.                 

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Pearl Insurance CSEA

CSEA Nomination Notice

For Additional Information:

Call us- (845) 706-9620.  Or email:

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

Ulster County Works, because we do.

Exclusive Benefits Available to CSEA Members only!

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Joseph Kirk Jones

CSEA Unit President

CSEA Members Savings Announcement

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 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...

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


Dear CSEA Sisters and Brothers,

I am excited and humbled to become Unit 8950's next President. I plan to stay the course Janet has set until our term is over June 30, 2021. I know many of you are concerned about COVID and coming to work.  I assure you we are doing our best to make sure the county is keeping us all safe. 

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 845-332-5207 or 845-706-9620 if you have any concerns, questions, or just want to talk.   

In conclusion, 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,

Joseph Kirk Jones
Unit 8950 President

Nomination began on April 5th, 2021. Applications for Election to Office are available from:

Dinah Neals -

or Wendy Kessler - no email provided.

Please click on the CSEA Nomination Notice for further details and additional information, or click here.....

CSEA Unit 8950 - Is also on Facebook 

 Click Here to check out our Facebook Page


CSEA Ulster County Unit 8950 will be awarding several scholarships. In order for your CHILD to qualify for these scholarships, you must:

Be a CSEA Unit 8950 Ulster County Member.

Applicant must be a 2021 graduating High School senior or current undergraduate who will be attending college full-time in the fall 2021 at an accredited College or University working to attain an Associate or Bachelor's degree or a two-year program at an accredited trade school.

One $1,000 scholarship is offered in memory of Carmine Nigro, a former Unit 8950 President, who passed away in 1997. Three $500 scholarships and six $250 scholarships from Unit 8950 are also being offered.

Application forms and guidelines are available here....

2021 Unit 8950 Scholarship Program

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CSEA Pearl Insurance Program for CSEA Members

The Ulster County Unit #8950 Representative list (as of December 8th, 2020) 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.

Monday - May 3, 2021 - The negotiation committee met with the county today and positive progress was made.  While we didn’t reach a final agreement, we believe we are on the path toward that goal.   Our next meeting will be held: Wednesday May 19th.

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CSEA Unit 8950, Kingston,

NY 12401

Phone: 845-706-9620 

CSEA Local 856 UNIT 8950 Nomination Notice

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Revised Shop Steward List

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 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: