CSEA Local 614 Presents
Bus leaves exit 63 park and ride at 9:00am
For tickets please visit the Local Union Office Level 5 or call 4-3680.
CSEA Local 614
Showboat Casino on April 27th
Pickup Time: exit 63 off Park and Ride 7:00am
For Tickets call: (631) 444-3680 and
Hurry Tickets are going Fast!!!!!!
CSEA Local 614
CSEA Standing Up To Sandy
CSEA Local 614 Treasurer, Louise Melious and Region One Human Rights Chairperson and Local President Carlos Speight traveled to Manhattan to meet with SUNY Binghamton David Lee to collect donated blankets and coats for members in need who suffered losses from Hurricane Sandy.
Fishing Trip 2012
Message From the President
Brothers and sisters, as the New Year has come upon us, the attack on Public employees continues. The Governor and the elected officials have hit an all-time low by going after our life savings, nest egg, and our pensions.
The Governor is saying public-sector pensions are crippling the State of New York. He is saying elected officials have given in to the demands of public unions who want only to fatten their members' retirement benefits without the public noticing. They charge that public employee pension’s obligations are out of control.
Most public employees don't have generous pensions. After a career with annual pay averaging less than $45,000, the typical newly-retired public employee receives a pension of $19,000 a year. Few would call that overly generous.
And most of that $19,000 isn't even on taxpayers' shoulders. While they're working, most public employees contribute a portion of their salaries into their pension plans. Taxpayers are directly responsible for only
The main reason for underfunded pensions in both public and private sectors is investment losses that occurred during the Great Recession. Before then, public pension funds had an average of 86 percent of all the assets
Isn't it curious when it comes to sacrifice, the governor doesn’t include the richest people in New York? On the contrary, he insists the rich should sacrifice even less, enjoying even larger tax cuts that expand public- sector deficits. That means fewer public services, and even more pressure on the wages and benefits of public employees. It's only average workers -- both in the public and the private sectors -- who are being called upon to sacrifice.
This is what the current governor and elected officials attack on public-sector workers is really all about. Their version of class warfare is to pit private-sector workers against public servants. They'd rather set average working people against one another -- comparing one group's modest incomes and benefits with another group's modest incomes and benefits -- than have New Yorkers see that the top 1 percent is now raking in a bigger share of national income than at any time since 1928, and paying at a lower tax rate. Brothers and sisters 2012 is the year we say, enough! Time to stand strong together Brothers and Sisters and make a difference. I’ve said these words often, and I can’t say them enough! These politicians are trying to push us out of our homes and
In Unionism, Carlos Speight,
CSEA Local 614 President
CSEA Local 614 Members Save State Money
CSEA members employed at SUNY Stony Brook recently renovated the hospital's Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Center, which added 7,500 square feet of space to the facility - and saved the state a significant amount of money. Click here for the full article.
Veteran's Day Ceremony
The Long Island Region Veteran's Committee conducted a ceremony to honor the service of United States veterans on the Armed Forces Plaza of the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge. Many CSEA activists turned out to join the committee members for this poignant tribute, which was timed to coincide with the Veteran's Day holiday.
Local 614 Rallies for
More than 50 members from SUNY Stony Brook Local 614 rallied recently in front of the Elsie Owens Health Center in Coram to
CSEA Rallies at State Office Building
Local 614 President Carlos Speight gets the word out to the media.
About 200 CSEA members from SUNY Stony Brook Local 614 and practically every other local in the LI region gathered for a vocal rally at the New York State Office Building in Hauppauge to oppose elements in the proposed state budget of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Chief among their concerns are cuts to funding for health care, mental health services and education as well as the loss of nearly 10,000 state jobs.
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CSEA Labor Day Parade NYC 2012
Almost 50 CSEA members from the Long Island region joined their union colleagues from the Metro and Southern Regions in New York City to march up Fifth Avenue in the Labor Day Parade on 9/8/12. More than 200 CSEA officers and activists from the three regions gathered on West 48th Street near Fifth Avenue. For more info click on the links button and visit the Region One website.
Local 614 Scholarship Winners
Local 614 and the Long Island Patriots
On February 12, 2011 CSEA Local 614 Executive Vice President Debbie Nappi -Gonzalez met with Coach John Van Wyk and baseball teamU12 Long Island Patriots at the All Pro facility in East Setauket, NY. Debbie presented Coach Van Wyk and George Rainer with a $500.00 check for the team. CSEA Local 614 SUNY Stony Brook raised these funds by raffling off a TV to show support of the baseball team and assist on their mission to raise enough funds to help scale back costs for the kids to attend a tournament in Cooperstown, NY. Coach Van Wyk, a dedicated father who has been coaching these boys since they were an intramural team, finds it inspiring and encourages the boys to strive to do their best. With hard work and determination, the team has achieved their goal in obtaining a spot in a tournament at Cooperstown Dreams Park. The team will also have the opportunity to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame. The expense of this trip is costly per child and CSEA Local 614 is proud to be able to respond to their request of a donation by way of a fundraiser, and helping a local community children’s baseball team. We will continue to support children in sports, and programs that gear our children, our future, in the right direction. CSEA would like to thank all our members, friends and family for the continued support with our fundraising efforts! Your continued patronage is what makes it successful time and time again.
Statement of CSEA President Danny Donohue
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