Tuesday, April 17, 2012

CSEA calling on Brooks administration to negotiate in good faith

      ROCHESTER – Members of the CSEA Monroe County Unit demonstrated tonight against a county administration that seemingly cares little about its county work force and appears to have no interest in negotiating a fair contract for the men and women who provide essential services to county residents.

            “For several years, hard-working, dedicated CSEA members have been working without a contract,” said CSEA Monroe County Unit President Cris Zaffuto. “CSEA has always offered, and will continue to offer fair proposals and compromises in negotiations with the county. Yet the county has categorically refused to revisit provisions in previous tentative agreements with the unit.”

            Several Monroe County Democratic Legislators recently sent a letter to County Executive Maggie Brooks calling on her to reconsider her current position and return to the negotiating table with CSEA and FSW … to find mutually agreeable resolutions to these long-standing disputes.

            “CSEA is always ready to bargain in good faith at the negotiating table,” Zaffuto said. “It is important for the Brooks administration to do the same so both parties can reach a fair agreement that recognizes the importance of the work union members do every day for the people of Monroe County.”

CSEA is New York State’s leading union, representing employees of New York State and its counties, towns, villages, school districts, library systems, authorities and public corporations. Together with a growing population of private sector members and retirees, CSEA forms a union 290,000 strong. It is also 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 AFL-CIO.


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