Current Contract that is in effect from 2012 – 2021:2012-2021 CSEA Contract
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Here is the Memorandum of Agreement that was approved by CSEA 9200 members on Oct 5, 2018 and will become part of the new contract when printed:
September 2018 Signed MOA
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Oct 16, 2018 Update
Good afternoon CSEA Unit 9200 members
The CSEA Unit 9200 Memorandum of Agreement for a new collective bargaining agreement has been approved by the Board of Legislators and signed by County Executive Latimer as of 8pm on Monday, October 15, 2018.
While we do recognize that this agreement does not reflect the feelings of the entire membership, it has been a tough battle for all of us, for many years.
We have every intention, and have already informed the County Executive, that we will contact him in mid-2020 to start negotiations for a great contract to be in place prior to the expiration of this one in 2021.
We do not know the exact pay period our raise will be, nor the date for the retro pay. As soon as the county puts everything in place, they will inform us and we will forward that information to you. Please note that nothing could be done until the Memorandum of Agreement was approved by the Board of Legislators and signed by the County Executive.
I will be putting a Negotiating committee together in early 2020. This committee will be the “investigators” for CSEA. They will create a survey to send to the membership, they will collect information needed for the union to create a proposal to submit to the county at the appropriate time.
While they may not be a part of the Negotiations Team (that actually sits and meets with the county), they will play a vital part of submitting a proposal to the county. It is our goal to include the entire membership in this process, to ensure that the issues that are important to members are communicated in our proposal when we start negotiating.
Recommendations for the Negotiations Team will be presented to the Executive Board in mid-2020. The President will reach out to the membership for your recommendations; anyone who you believe may be an asset to the team. While there are no guarantees who will be appointed, your CSEA union officers want to hear from you.
Thanks to all for the support through these many years of negotiating.
CSEA Never Quit
Karen Pecora, President
CSEA Unit 9200
Oct 15, 2018 Update
Westchester County Board of Legislators story: The Westchester County Board of Legislators voted unanimously Monday night to approve a new contract with the county’s largest union, the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA).
Full story link
Oct 5, 2018 Update
The Memorandum of Agreement Contract Proposal for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement for CSEA 9200 members has passed.
The voting count, conducted by the American Arbitration Association in NYC, is as follows:
1,201 voted Yes
1,005 voted NO
4 votes were voided
Oct 3, 2018 Update
CSEA 9200 Contract Proposal Vote Frequently asked questions:
Is it true that ballots not mailed back to the American Arbitration Association will be counted as a “YES” vote?
This is not true, American Arbitration Association will count only the ballots they receive that are eligible. To date they have received 2060 ballots.
Is it true that ballots cannot be hand delivered, they must be mailed and have a postmark?
This is not true, you can hand deliver your own ballot with picture ID (cannot deliver someone else’s ballot) until 10am.
October 5th at 9am is the deadline the ballots must be physically received via US Mail in the American Arbitration Association office in NYC. Ballots received via US Mail after that time will not be counted.
When we will know the result?
As soon as the ballots are counted on Friday, October 5th, and we have the results we will share them with the membership.
The American Arbitration Association written report with the results will be emailed to members on Friday afternoon, October 5th and posted on this website.
Oct 1, 2018 Update
The ballots will be counted this coming Friday, October 5, 2018 . American Arbitration Association (AAA) will pick up the mail from the Post Office at 9am.
Anyone is welcome to walk in their own ballot by 10am if they wish.
If you have not mailed your ballot, please make sure it is in the mail tonight.
For anyone who wishes to attend the ballot count on Friday, the address is:
120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271 – you will be directed to the basement, where they count the ballots.
YOU MUST HAVE a picture ID (more than your work ID) to enter the building.
Please send me your name so I can inform AAA that you will be attending. The results will be emailed to the CSEA 9200 membership on Friday afternoon, including the hard-copy report generated by AAA.
Karen Pecora, CSEA 9200 President
Sept 10, 2018 Update
See below for the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), signed by the entire CSEA Negotiations Team and Westchester County. This is not a contract until a majority of the membership ratifies it. The ballots will be sent to your home via the US Post Office from the American Arbitration Association.
We have a meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Westchester County Center, Exhibit Hall (downstairs). Doors open at 5:30pm and meeting will start promptly at 6pm. This is a Members Only Meeting, so you will need your CSEA ID. If you do not have a copy of your CSEA ID, you can go to www.cseany.org , to the red box in the upper right hand corner that reads LOOK UP CSEA ID#, and follow the directions to print your card.
MOA signed Sept 4, 2018
September 2018 Signed MOA
Aug 3, 2018
Our Most recent negotiations meeting with the county was held on Thursday, August 2nd.
The county’s latest proposal to us, in our opinion, is no better than what you, the membership overwhelmingly rejected in 2016. We are still committed to a negotiating a fair contract, that represents significant improvement and increases over and above that rejected proposal.
Since George Latimer has been elected as County Executive, we have had many meetings and we have made progress on some contract language. However, the major settlement issues, which are our salary and benefits, are still the main focus of our negotiations, and as the numbers have continued to fluctuate, these issues remain unresolved.
Your negotiations team, which is appointed to represent you, is committed to negotiating a contract that will improve the working conditions, salary and benefits under which we work.
Rally has been cancelled:
Your negotiations team shares your concerns and frustrations, and therefore we have determined that our next course of action will be to have the membership get involved and participate in “Stand Up for Your Contract” rallies at work locations all across the county on Wednesday, September 12th at 12 noon.
More details on this action will be distributed and discussed and at our Unit 9200 Membership Meeting on Tuesday, August 7th, 6pm at Westchester Community College, Classroom Building, Room C200, Parking lot #4
Please post and share this information with your co-workers. We expect to see you there.
STAND UP FOR YOUR UNION!
Karen Pecora, President
CSEA Unit 9200
Aug 2, 2018 Update
Good afternoon CSEA Unit 9200 members, our CSEA Negotiator and I met with the County Negotiator today to review our most recent proposal.
Your CSEA Negotiations team will meet tomorrow to review what was discussed and prepare an update which will be shared with you.
Please note, that although the updates come from the president, they will not be at the sole discretion of the president , but from a majority of the Negotiations committee and the Labor Relations Specialist (our Negotiator) who must agree with a majority vote.
Thank you for your continued support .
Karen Pecora, President
CSEA Unit 9200
July 19, 2018 Update
Good morning CSEA members:
I know that many of you are frustrated with the lack of information that is being released to you regarding our current contract negotiations.
What we can share today is that the Journal News reported last week that the Westchester County auditor’s opinion is that if CSEA members were to get 1% per year for 7 years, it would cost the county $48 million dollars. That is a financial impact opinion of the audit firm O’Connor Davies.
Your negotiation team has never seen such a proposal from Westchester County.
We are dedicated to entering into an agreement that will maintain the amount of our contributions to our Health Benefits until we ratify another agreement.
We hope to meet with the county negotiators sometime next week. We are optimistic that we can find an agreement with Westchester County in the very near future.
Thank you again for your support for your CSEA negotiations team and of our union.
We, the 3,000 members of CSEA 9200, are the union.
Karen Pecora, President
Have a safe and happy Summer!!!
March 23, 2018 Update
On Friday, March 23rd, your CSEA Unit 9200 Negotiations Team met with the Westchester County lead Negotiator and his team to resume negotiations.
A subcommittee was created, with 3 members from the CSEA Negotiations Team and 3 members from the Westchester County Negotiations Team, and will meet on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 to review information needed to move forward so that we may achieve our goal: a fair contract for all. We will send updates after the entire Team meets with the county.
On behalf all the union officers and representatives, thank you for your continued support.
March 20, 2018 Update
Your CSEA 9200 Negotiations Team met yesterday (March 19, 2018) with Westchester County Lead Negotiator to resume Negotiations. We have a second meeting scheduled for Friday, March 23rd. Look for a Negotiations update next week. On behalf of the CSEA 9200 officers, thank you for all you do for CSEA and Westchester County.
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
July 25, 2017 UpdateJuly 252017 update
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