Awareness Notices

NY State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s Winter 2017 Labor Newsletter

(4 pages printable pdf file)


Buy American Push for NYS Budget

“Buy American” has become a popular phrase across the country. But here in New York State, the labor movement has been pushing “Buy American” for several years. And now, we are closer than ever to enacting this groundbreaking legislation.
Gov. Cuomo recently introduced strong “Buy American” requirements in his executive budget to help create good paying jobs and keep our tax dollars here at home.
Visit to sign your name to the petition


CSEA members help New York weather the storm through Central NY



Federal Issues Alert from CSEA Headquarters with information on Affordable Care Act repeal efforts and changes


Uprising Against DeVos Shows Power of Activism

Slow Down to Get Around Campaign to safeguard fellow CSEA members working on roadways.Click to see CSEA HQ page


That’s why CSEA Statewide President Danny Donohue has formed a new Statewide Sanitation Workgroup, headed up by activists working in the industry and calling on the expertise of the staff professionals in our union’s Occupational Safety and Health Department, as well as our Political Action, Communications, and Legal Departments. CSEA will never quit when it comes to protecting the lives, health and safety of our members on the job!

Across the state, CSEA represents hundreds, if not thousands, of workers in the sanitation industry, many who pickup residential refuse and/or recycling.

This can be some of the most dangerous work performed by public workers. Sanitation workers have twice the fatality rates of police officers, and nearly seven times the fatality rates of firefighters.