Several CSEA activists were recognized at the Annual Delegates Meeting for their ongoing efforts to build and strengthen our union.
Receiving this year’s CSEA Mission Achievement Awards were Patricia Casler of the Auburn Correctional Facility Local, Dasie Lockett-Todd, a Erie-Niagara Chapter Representative, VOICE/CSEA Local 100A and Linda Stiefel of the Oswego County Local.
Capital Region Judiciary Local President Scott Gartland was honored with the Membership Achievement Award, while Maria Navarro, president of the Suffolk County Educational Employees Local and local executive board members, received the Nadra Floyd Award. The work of these activists will be profiled in future editions of The Work Force.
Suffolk County Educational Local President Maria Navarro and members of the local’s executive board accept the union’s Nadra Floyd Award for Organizing.
Front row, from left, are CSEA President Danny Donohue, Navarro, Suffolk County Educational Local delegates Stephen Nocella and Victoria Smith. In back row, from left, are Long Island Region President Nick LaMorte, Statewide Membership Committee Chair and CSEA Nassau County Local activist Nancy Ianson, Statewide Treasurer Bill Walsh and Suffolk Educational Employees Local activist Joe Owens.
From left, Suffolk Educational Employees Local activists Stephen Nocella and Victoria Smith celebrate answering a question correctly during a workshop. “CSEA was there when my unit really needed help from our union. So, I’ll be there for CSEA now that corporate interests groups are trying to tear unions down.” — Stephen Nocella, Suffolk County Educational Employees Local and Linderhurst School District Buildings and Grounds Unit.