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Sept 21, 2017 Update
CSEA, WESTCHESTER COUNTY RETURN TO NEGOTIATIONS
Union disappointed county proposal nearly identical to defeated 2016 deal.
WHITE PLAINS – Negotiating team members for CSEA Westchester County Unit 9200 met Wednesday, Sept. 20 with county officials to resume negotiations for a successor agreement to the union contract that expired Dec. 31, 2011. During that meeting, the county’s negotiator submitted a verbal offer, based on a proposal that was voted down in 2016 by 2,200 CSEA members. “This latest proposal is unacceptable to our CSEA Negotiating Committee,” said Unit 9200 President
Karen Pecora. “It was nearly identical to the agreement our members already overwhelmingly rejected. One of the changes they did offer was still not equitable to what they negotiated with other bargaining units.
CSEA submitted a written potential settlement proposal in April, and after five months, county officials rejected it almost in its entirety. Pecora noted that she and her officers, as well as Negotiating Committee members, are always available to meet with Westchester County negotiators to negotiate an agreement with new proposals, and not a version of the previous proposal that was voted down so overwhelmingly. “CSEA is confident that we can negotiate an agreement that is fair to both workers and taxpayers,” Pecora said.
Aug 8, 2017 Update
CSEA Unit 9200 Negotiator and Labor Relations Specialist has written to the Westchester Negotiator Vincent Toomey for a counter proposal and a new meeting date. CSEA Unit 9200 presented a proposal to the Westchester administration in April 2017. That proposal was mailed to all members’ home addresses.LSparber to Toomey Meeting Requested 8.8.17 Letter
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June 19, 2017 Update to Members
The June 19, 2017 Negotiation session has been postponed at CSEA Negotiator Larry Sparber’s request due to the July 1, 2017 change in Unit 9200 leadership after the June 13, 2017 union election vote count. The June 28, 2017 meeting has also been postponed.
May 16, 2017 Update to Members
The CSEA 9200 Negotiation Committee met on May 11, 2017 with the Westchester negotiator. We consider the meeting good in that different concepts and ideas were verbally discussed and exchanged. The County provided a copy of their cost computation of the CSEA proposal given to the County at our April 12, 2017 meeting. Please note that the County did not have a counter proposal at the May meeting. The Westchester County negotiator sent a letter summarizing in his words the meeting and is presented below (ignore his typo on the year in the body of the letter). Your CSEA 9200 Negotiations team is determined to arrive at a settlement that is beneficial to our 3,000 members and their families which includes most of the important provisions detailed in the April 11 2017 proposal document mailed to your home address. While the exact numbers from that proposal may likely change (that is the nature of negotiations) we are nonetheless determined to do well for our members and their families.ToomeyMay12_2017LetterReNegotMeetingMay 11_2017
April 17, 2017 Letter to Members
All CSEA members should look for a direct mail to their home address for the CSEA contract proposal that your CSEA 9200 Negotiations team presented to the County of Westchester on April 12. We met with the administration in the County Office Building in the County Executive meeting room. We are sharing the details with all members to your home address. The next scheduled negotiations meeting is May 11, 2017Apr17 2017 Contract Negotiations Update
April 4, 2017 Letter re Scheduled April 12, 2017 Negotiations Meeting with Administration
The CSEA 9200 Contract Negotiations Committee is scheduled to meet with Westchester County and their lead negotiator on April 12, 2017. We will keep the membership updated. Thanks for your patience.
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Feb 17, 2017 Letter to County Executive
Letter from CSEA 9200 Lead Negotiator to County Executive Rob Astorino demanding that the County come back to the Negotiation Table. CSEA remained patient as the Lead Negotiator for the County was called out of the State of New York several times to be with a terminally ill relative who passed away a few weeks ago after a long illness. We were very respectful of his situation and feel it is time to get back to the table.
We want to once again thank the membership for the overwhelming and very loud NO voice/vote [ Oct 31, 2016] that was sent back to the county in regards to their proposal. In the power and unity of that response CSEA 9200 will be able to present OUR proposal to the County from a position of strength.
The Negotiating Committee will be meeting shortly and as soon as we have a formal proposal, it will be shared with the membership.
President, Westchester County CSEA Unit 9200
Oct 31, 2016: American Arbitration Assoc. Certifies Union Members’ Vote on County of Westchester Contract Proposal.
The contract proposal was one received from the County of Westchester June 29, 2016 after we had our heavily attended rallies on June 7, 2016. We ordered 500 red T-shirts for those rallies and due to the huge participation by you, the CSEA 9200 membership, we ran out of T-shirts. Members attended both the noon and 5 pm rallies from many work locations. We urge all members to become aware and to participate in our events.County-Contract-Proposal-Vote-certified-by-the-American-Arbitration-Association.
Jun 30, 2016 CSEA 9200 Contract Negotiations Update
This contract proposal was received from the County of Westchester and we were required to bring it to the full membership for consideration and a vote. Please recall we have had over 30 negotiations meetings with the County of Westchester since approximately Nov 2011. On more than one occasion the County did not appear and asked that the meeting be rescheduled although the CSEA team was ready.Contract Negotiations Update
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June 7, 2016 Please Join CSEA 9200 as we Rally for a Contract
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May 26, 2016 Journal News: CSEA 9200 Workers Disgruntled, Plan a Protest
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Jan 21, 2016: Latest CSEA 9200 Contract Negotiations Update