Daniel C. CADMEN
CADMEN – Daniel C. May 3, 2016, age 60, beloved son of the late Charles L. and Charlene M. (nee McNamee) Cadmen; loving father of Sarah Cadmen and Erica (Justin) Kerin; cherished grandfather of Aiden and Max; caring brother of Katherine Meade, Terry (Paul) Vitrano and Justin (Marlene) Cadmen; also survived by nieces and nephews. Arrangements by the AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Share condolences at
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Kevin Kennedy a long time employee and member’s son.

Robert T. “Bobby” KENNEDY
KENNEDY – Robert T. “Bobby” February 29, 2016, of Lancaster, suddenly, due to injuries sustained in a car accident, at age 26, beloved son of Kevin and Valerie (nee Seamans) Kennedy; loving brother of Kristen and Eric Kennedy; grandson of Roy and Barb Seamans and the late Robert and June Kennedy; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The family will be present to receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 PM at the Urban-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 7540 Clinton St. (at Girdle Rd.), Elma where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association . Share condolences at – See more at:


Gloria Piotrowski’s (SUNY Buffalo, Dept of History) Brother

DERBLICK – Derrick M. Of North Tonawanda, NY, February 7, 2016. Son of the late John and Gwendoline (Matthews) Derblick; brother of Margaret Lenz, Kathleen (Gary Pusateri) Pattison and Gloria Piotrowski, loving uncle to Teresa, Leslie, Gwendolyn, Nicole and Derek; also survived by several great-nieces, a great-nephew and many friends. His family will be present on Thursday from 4-7:30 PM at RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 5893 Hoover Road, SANBORN, NY, where funeral services will be held at 7:30 PM. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made in his name to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094. For guest register,visit
Gary “Gomez” Thomann’s father.
THOMANN – Irving L. Of Lockport, NY, February 3, 2016, husband of the late Jane Schumacher Thomann; father of Gary (Kris), Richard (Joy), David (Bridgette), Jeffery, Mark (Susan), late Patricia Ann and late Ronald; grandfather of seven grandchildren and one great-grandson; brother of Robert (Maryann) and Shirley Thomann, and Donna Tomczak; uncle of several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM at LANGE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 186 East Ave., Lockport. Mr. Thomann proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1951-1955. Condolences may be offered to the family at – See more at:


Sadly, Robert Mootry WNYALF Executive Board member and CSEA Region 6 Director, lost his grandmother, Martha Andrews, on January 27,2016. Martha was also the mother of Elaine Mootry, a founding member of CBTU Buffalo Chapter, and great grandmother to Lovett Mootry.
Join us in sending condolences to the Mootry family. Condolences can be mailed to Elaine Mootry, 20 Goulding Avenue,Buffalo,NY 14208.
Services will be held Wednesday, February 3, 2015, at Mt. Olive Church, 701 E. Delevan Ave., Buffalo, NY 14215. The wake is at 11am and the funeral is at Noon.

Martha (Jackson) ANDREWS
ANDREWS – Martha (nee Jackson) January 27, 2016; loving mother of Elaine (Robert Sr.) Mootry and the late Armond Andrews; grandmother of Jerome, Robert Jr. and Sherrill; also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Wednesday 11 AM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 701 East Delavan Ave., where funeral services will follow at 12 noon. Rev. William Gillison officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14226. Arrangements by THOMAS T. EDWARDS FUNERAL HOME, INC. –

Barbara J. (Dewey) CHRISTY
CHRISTY – Barbara J. (nee Dewey) April 22, 2015, beloved wife of the late Roman Kauffman and Thomas Christy; dear mother of Glen (Susan), Dan (Sheila) and Thomas Kauffman; loving grandmother of Gretchen (Ken), Glen (Katelyn), Kevin and Sarah (Luke) Pingitore, Elizabeth and Tyler Kauffman; great-grandmother of Isabella and Layla Kauffman; sister of Edward (Deborah) Dewey and the late Dorothy (William) Manning; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Friday from 4-8 PM at the DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst. Memorials may be made to Hospice Buffalo. Condolences at www. – See more at:



Sisters and Brothers,

Ever heard of fast track? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t; big companies are counting on you not knowing about it, and keeping it that way.

Right now, Congress is debating fast track legislation to pass a trade deal written by corporations and lobbyists behind closed doors.  You can watch a 2 minute video about it here.

Fast track is a process used to negotiate huge trade deals that will not only drive wages down and ship jobs overseas, but will weaken regulations that keep our food safe and our financial system fair.

Write to your lawmakers. Tell them to put the brakes on fast track.

In solidarity,

Scott Frey
Director, AFSCME Federal Government Affairs


CSEA Memberships Dues 2015 5


Stand up for Democracy –

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 Working Out of Title??

Civil Service Law prohibits employers from assigning civil service employees to perform the duties of any title unless the employee holds that title. In the current employment arena, where employers’ downsizing results in fewer staff and increased duties, we can expect an increased effort by employers to require staff to perform duties which are beyond the scope of their civil service titles. Since recent court cases have refined the statutory definition of “out-of-title” work, our grievances and appeals must also be refined. This publication seeks to guide Union members ,and staff in recognizing out-of-title situations, investigating and assessing complaints of out-of-title work, compiling evidence, and preparing grievances and responses in order to ensure employers’ compliance with Civil Service Law.

Read more: Are You Working Out of Title


Information Concerning the Weingarten Rights

Weingarten Rights

A VITAL FUNCTION of a steward is to prevent management from coercing employees into confessions of misconduct. This is especially important when a worker is questioned by a supervisor experienced in interrogation techniques.
The NLRA’s protection of concerted activity includes the right to request assistance from union representatives during investigatory interviews. This was declared by the Supreme Court in 1975 in NLRB v. J. Weingarten,
Inc195. The rights announced by the Court have become known as Weingarten rights.


Salary Step Increments

Step Increases 2013-2015



To review our CSEA contract please go to this website.

Click here: CSEA Contract 2011-2016


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Driver Improvement Courses offered

car_clipart_raceThe New York Safety Program driver improvement course is offered regularly at our Amherst and Rochester offices. An online option is also available at  Use the code CSEA.



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