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Tina Buono

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.                 

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

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Membership meeting & Picnic

Friday, September 17, 2021 // 4pm-7pm
Robert Frost Park in the Town of Ulster

Houston Best brisket, chicken quarters, pulled pork, hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, macaroni salad, green salad, coleslaw, baked beans, Soda, and Water

CSEA Member Benefits and Vendors will be present


Pricing: member only - $15, member & guest-$35, family of four-$50, additional guests 12 and up - $10 each.
Please contact a Local Officer to purchase tickets: Todd Schmidt at UC Probation 750-7265; Eugene Roosa at Town of Llloyd 914-388-3684; Sheri Farrell at UC DSS 706-1865; Kirk Jones at UC I.S. 332-5207; Derek Stapleton at Town of Shandaken 514-5919; Tina Buono at UC DSS 706-9620; Jeanne Edwards at City of Kingston 224-9262

Tickets available until September 10, 2021
Limit 150 people for dine-in; take-out also available

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.

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Election Results for CSEA Unit 8950

July 2021 Shop Steward list

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.

Our location

CSEA Unit 8950 - Is also on Facebook 

 Click Here to check out our Facebook Page

$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

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5-year contract for Ulster County's CSEA employees OK'd by Legislature

- Please, click here to be directed to the Daily Freeman page for more information

CSEA - Group Sponsored Insurance Program Representative

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.

Dear CSEA Sisters and Brothers,

I am excited and humbled to become Unit 8950's President. 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 845-334-5038 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,

Tina Buono
Unit 8950 President

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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...

The Ulster County Unit #8950 Representative list (as of July 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 image.

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

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Shop Steward list - Revised 07-1-2021

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

2021 Unit 8950 Scholarship Winners

CSEA Members Savings Announcement

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CSEA Picnic Night

Baseball and Barbecue

Hudson Valley Renegades Vs. Jersey Shore BlueClaws

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

7:05 P.M. Game, Dutchess Stadium

$ 38.00 per person (Including Tax)

BBQ Buffet Begins at 6:05 P.M.

Burgers, Hot dogs, Chicken, Sausage and Peppers,

Chips, Cookies, Soda, Water and More in Picnic

area on First Base line.

Mail Checks, Payable to:

CSEA Region 3,

To 568 State Route 58, Beacon, NY 12508

Please include your name, mailing address, number of tickets and daytime phone number.

Questions? Call our office at (845) 831-1000

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

CSEA Unit 8950, Kingston,

NY 12401

Phone: 845-334-5038