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.

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

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

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.                 

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

Stay in touch with Deferred Comp

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Election Results for CSEA Unit 8950

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.

CSEA Unit 8950, Kingston,

NY 12401

Phone: 845-706-9620 

Our location


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:


2021 Unit 8950 Scholarship Winners


Monday June 28th, 2021 at CSEA Local 856

200 Stockade Drive, Kingston, NY 12401

Click on the flyer for more information...............

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

$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

 CSEA members working in the Southern Region are invited to join our Southern Region Information Day on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dietz Stadium in Kingston. Please use the registration form here to sign up and be part of this informative and fun event. CSEA's endorsed vendors -- offering a variety of discount programs and services from legal assistance to life insurance -- will be on hand to meet with members, as will CSEA Southern Region officers and staff. Members who register for the event will be provided a barbecue lunch prepared by a local caterer. An ice cream truck is also scheduled to be on-site. This event is open to all CSEA members working in the Southern Region (Ulster, Sullivan, Orange, Rockland, Westchester, Dutchess and Putnam counties).

If you have any questions, please call our Southern Region Office at (845) 831-1000.

Click here to register. Please RSVP no later than July 6, 2021.

We hope you will join us for this region-wide event!

RSVP here

In solidarity,
CSEA Unit 8950

Revised Shop Steward List

Thursday, May 27th -  We are pleased to announce that we have a signed Memorandum of Agreement with the County.  Informational meetings will be held June 21, 22, and 23 at the former Best Buy located at the Hudson Valley Mall.  Meeting times will be at 4pm and 6pm each night. 
A zoom meeting will also be scheduled for June 24 at 6pm.  You can email president@cseaunit8950.com to request the link.  Please include your full name and work location in your email. 
A ratification vote will be held June 28, 2021 from 6am-8pm at our Local’s office located on 200 Stockade Drive in Kingston.  If you would like a copy of the MOA prior to the meetings, please reach out to your shop stewards or one of the negotiation committee members.  
You will be required to wear a mask (regardless of vaccination status) at the in person meetings and the ratification vote.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed. 

CSEA Pearl Insurance Program for CSEA Members

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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.

CSEA Unit 8950 - Is also on Facebook 

 Click Here to check out our Facebook Page


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...

Exclusive Benefits Available to CSEA Members only!

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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.

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