Update of Traumatic Incident on 8/8/18

I would like to inform our membership, as well as ALL hospital employees, that a meeting did take place today with management.  Not only CSEA, but NYSNA and CIR representatives met with the Chief Security Officer, the Systems Director of Emergency Management, as well as Labor Relations, for a follow up of last weeks incident.  All of our issues and concerns were voiced and we demanded immediate action be taken and insisted weekly meetings be held to address communication, response, training, and hospital access.  We are in the process of setting up a meeting next week and will be making this a priority.

I will keep you updated after our next meeting.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please call the CSEA office at 914-493-7069

In solidarity,

Susan Fontana

President, CSEA Unit 9201

Union Addresses Code Silver Incident

I would like to take this time to address the tragic occurrence that took place yesterday. While we had no control over this traumatic incident, please know that your CSEA Executive board, your local officers as well as the Region officers are here to answer any questions or address any of your concerns. There is a meeting scheduled with management for late Monday afternoon and we will update you after we meet. The hospital has provided counseling in the Caregiver Center and you can reach out to the Employee Assistance Program at 1-800-955-6422 for those seeking support.  Please feel free to contact me or any of the unit officers.
In solidarity,
Susan Fontana
President, CSEA Unit 9201
914-493-7069

Aetna Discount Enrollment Period Extended

Letter Special Enrollment Premium Reduction Health Assessment Agreement Special

Enrollment

Attention members who have NOT enrolled for the Aetna Premium Reduction:

Attached please find the instructions as well as the form to participate. The date has been extended to April 5, 2018.

This will be your last chance to take advantage of the discount!

Any questions, please call the CSEA office at 914-493-7069

*****AETNA ARBITRATION A VICTORY FOR UNIT 9201*****

A big THANK YOU to my Executive Board, Attorney Nathaniel Charny,(Charny & Wheeler) and CSEA Inc.for the amazing job that led to an amazing victory!  We won the Class Action against WMC for the astronomical increase in co pays and out of pocket expenses.  The award letter from the arbitrator states “the Corporation shall make adversely affected employees whole by reimbursement of the costs in excess of five percent incurred by the employee because of the adopted plan design changes”

I will update with any information as I get it in regards to reimbursement.

Continue to remain UNION STRONG!!!

In solidarity,

Susan Fontana, President CSEA Unit 9201

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

*****Tuition Reimbursement *****

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT TUITION REIMBURSEMENT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE ON ICARE ON THE BENEFITS PAGE UNDER “CSEA”

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION IS FEBRUARY 1

AND

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING FOR TUITION REIMBURSEMENT IS MARCH 1

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE CSEA OFFICE AT

(914) 493-7069

Happy Holidays

Wishing all of our CSEA members and their families a very Happy & Healthy Holiday Season. Wishing you good health, happiness, and success in the coming year as well.

In solidarity,

CSEA Unit 9201 Executive Board

Susan Fontana, President

Alan Aronow, Vice President

Jim Mazzella, Secretary

Christina Lett, Treasurer

Congratulations 2017 Scholarship Awardees!

Our unit annually offers scholarships to children of members who are graduating high school, going on to college and fulfill application requirements.  We are pleased to announce that last night we honored 9 awardees along with their parents/guardians at a lovely dinner at Casa Rina Restaurant.   Congratulations to:

  • Rebecca Abraham            (daughter of OR Health Services’ Jessy Abraham)
  • Brian Baccaglini               (son of Clinical Lab’s Ed Baccaglini)
  • Manju Behanan                (daughter of Clinical Lab’s Behanan Mammen)
  • Justin Castronuovo           (son of Respiratory’s Joseph Castronuovo)
  • Daniel Garelick                  (son of Social Work’s Deborah Garelick)
  • Yousef Hammouda             (son of Radiology’s Alaa Hammouda)
  • David Margiotta                 (son of Facilities’ Dominick Margiotta)
  • Jeanine Sealtiel                 (daughter of Clinical Lab’s Maria Sealtiel)
  • Siddhi Shockey                  (daughter of Biomed’s Chand Tahilramani)