October 19, 2016
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell
Rochester, NY – A majority of Members of Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Unit 7400, the largest Union providing public services in Monroe County, has voted to reject the terms and conditions of a new Labor Agreement by a vote of 463-to-377, CSEA Western Region Officials announced Thursday (October 14th).
Approximately 1,700 CSEA-represented Workers in this Western New York County have been working under the language of the previous four-year contract that expired in December 2013.
The ratification vote was a mail in secret ballot issued from September 22nd to October 6th.
CSEA Unit 7400 President Jim D’Amico – who said the CSEA Contract Action Team will be meeting again as soon as its schedules permits, said: “Although the tentative agreement did not pass, we are ‘moving in the right direction.’ Our first order of business will be to survey our Members and document feedback to ‘figure out the best path forward.’ ‘Let me be perfectly clear’ – we are ‘committed’ to reaching an agreement that is ‘respectful’ to Employees and taxpayers alike.”
CSEA – New York State’s Leading Union, represents 300,000 Members who are employed in a variety of New York State positions in its counties, towns, villages, school districts, library systems, authorities and public corporations. CSEA is the largest affiliate (and Local 1000) of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which, in turn, is one of the largest affiliates of the National AFL-CIO.