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Get Your Health & Wellness Physical With
No Out-Of-Pocket Expenses

AccuHealth makes it easy and convenient. Our professional medical staff will be on site in our Medical RV to conduct comprehensive wellness exams at:

Medford CSEA Office
1731 North Ocean Avenue, Medford

Friday, October 7, 2016, 11am to 7pm
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 11am to 7pm

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Open House!

CSEA Local 870 Open House

Save The Date

Wednesday, November 2nd

12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

11731 D North Ocean Avenue
Medford, NY 11763

CSEA Labor Education Workshop

Four workshops starting September 22, 2016 – November 10, 2016. Women & Families at Risk Workshop, All About Our Union: A CSEA Member Orientation Workshop, Grievance Representation Workshop, and Steward Workshop. For scheduled dates and times click here…>

T-Shirt Drive

Wear your T-Shirts every 3rd Friday of every month starting September 21st!!

CSEA Sponsored Insurance Programs

You’re Invited…

Come join your fellow Educational Local Members at a Benefits Seminar to learn more about the CSEA Sponsored Insurance Programs.

  • Tuesday – September 13th 5 PM to 7 PM
  • Thursday – October 13th 5 PM to 7 PM

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Save The Date!

You Do Not Want To Miss This Event!!!!

March 25, 2017

7th Annual East Wind Conference

Available to the 1st 500 Registrants

Defensive Driving Classes Are Back!

Reduce up to 4 points on your driving record and Save 10% for 3 years on auto insurance with New Yorks Safety Program’s 6 hour driver improvement course?.

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CSEA 870 Spring Workshops 2016 Photos

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Update on the Friedrichs Case

When the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association earlier this year, hundreds of workers assembled outside the court to demand an end to the attacks against working families.

That’s because Friedrichs is an attack on public service workers from wealthy special interests, and a majority ruling against workers could have the effect of silencing our voice on the job.

A decision in the case was expected before the end of June. But with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, it’s possible the Court may choose to rehear the case once a new justice is appointed.

If the Court makes a ruling this spring, it’s possible the final vote will be 4-4, in which case there won’t be a majority decision. That means this attack on public workers, will have failed. But only for the time being.

It’s important to remember that the wealthy special interests who are out to destroy workers’ unions will continue their attacks. They will continue to use the courts to try to take away our rights. And they will continue to press their attacks at the state and local levels, as they did in West Virginia, now the 26th state to go right-to-work.

All of this means one thing: Our union will never quit the efforts we began two years ago to become stronger than ever. We will continue to increase our membership to protect our jobs, defend our rights, and maintain the quality of the services we provide our communities.



Expert Tax Preparation For CSEA Members At A Discount!

  • Staff of CPA’s and Enrolled Agents
  • Free review of prior 3 years of tax returns
  • We have been able to amend past tax returns and increase our client’s refund for prior preparer errors or oversights.  Read more ›

Fond Farewell to Aldo Zucaro!

After 26 years of service we celebrate and give a farewell and many great wishes to our long time member and elected officer Aldo Zucaro.  Read more ›



Local 870 Open House a Success!

Suffolk Educational local 870 Open House Info Fair was a great success thanks to the over 100 members that attended. The wonderful tasting food and raffles were very much enjoyed, This is a day that gives back to our Local 870 members and we are proud of this event. Read more ›


CSEA awarded 3 Irving Flaumenbaum Scholarships to Region One

All of Region One wishes to CONGRATULATE The Following Scholarship winners, the CSEA parent, the Local and Local President as well as Unit President. Thank you for participating and making this award available to your members’ children.

William Lawrence Fox
High School: Regis High
College: Notre Dame
Local 881
Parent: William Fox
Sanitation Supervisor
Town of Oyster Bay
President: Jarvis (Tim) Brown
Kathryn Anderson
High School: Hicksville Sr. High
College: Siena College
Local 865 Unit 75
Parent: Carolyn Anderson-Sullivan
Licensed Practical Nurse/Aide
Syosset Central School District
President: Monica Berkowitz
President: G. Storm
Melissa White
High School: Holy Trinity Diocesan HS
College: St. John’s University
Local 865
Unit 758701
Parent: Susan White
Teacher’s Assistant
Hicksville Union Free School District
President: Monica Berkowitz
President: L. Hild
Irving Flaumenbaum Scholarship Winners


Region One Summer Camp Scholarship Winners!

Region One Awarded the following Summer Camp Scholarships at this summer’s International Day. President Nick LaMorte and the rest of the Region Executive Board Congratulates all of the winners.

Below is a list of CSEA members who won the Send A Kid To Camp Scholarship awards ($500 each).

1. Joseph Carapazza, III – CSEA Local 852, Town of Huntington Unit
2. Melanie Cardone-Leathers – CSEA Local 852, Longwood Public Library Unit
3. Pebble Cifarelli – CSEA Local 830, Nassau University Medical Center Unit
4. Deice Acevedo – CSEA Local 830, Nassau County Dept. of Social Services Unit
5. Matthew Sarter – CSEA Local 830, Nassau County Public Safety Officers Unit
6. Andrea Mouradian – CSEA Local 830, Nassau County Dept. of Assessment
7. Cherita Wilson – CSEA Local 016, Dept. of Motor Vehicles
8. Kerrie Kirshenbaum – CSEA Local 880, Town of Hempstead

Two additional names were drawn to win a $500 award sponsored by the AccuHealth Medical Group, they are:

1. Cherita Wilson – CSEA Local 016, Dept. of Motor Vehicles
2. Yadira Wells – CSEA Local 880, Town of Hempstead


2015 Membership Conference Photos

Suffolk Educational Local 870 School Supplies Delivery

CSEA Members Give Back to the Community

CSEA donates school supplies to assist with sometimes the costly burden on parents buying school supplies.
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The Big Picture: Strong Unions Strengthen Economy

2015 CSEA Local 870 Scholarship Winners

1. Melissa A. Riback

West Babylon Senior High School
Parent Member West Babylon UFSD
Lisa Riback

2. Cassidy Lilly
West Babylon Senior High School
Parent Member West Babylon UFSD
Carolyn Lilly
3. Emily Pressler
Southold Jr/Sr. High School
Parent Member Southold UFSD
Theresa Pressler
4. Gabriela Zafiropoulos
Sachem High School East
Parent Member Baypoint/Bluepoint UFSD
Toni Zafiropoulos