Another Round of Negotiations takes place Today

On March 29th, your Local 698 Negotiation Team will meet with management to continuing discussions regarding the CSEA collective bargaining agreement. We expect to hear a financial presentation from Mike Corrigan and Caroline Griffin. In addition, we will get more information from management regarding some of their proposals.

Show Your Solidarity

Do you support a negotiation process that is fair and expedited? Are you seeking a contract that provides for fair salary/wage increases, sustains or increases our workplace protections, and recognizes the hard work of our union employees? Then we hope that you are wearing blue to support your Local 698 Negotiations Team in striving to accomplish for you. Remember to wear blue on Solidarity Days!

No?! It may be because of a few reasons. First, are you subscribed properly to the new website? If you have not already done so, go to and select Register. Your information will be confirmed, and you will have access to all information posted on the website. PLUS you will get email notifications.

Next, download the CSEA Local 698 app. Go to your app store and download our app to any of your smart devices. Be sure to create an account, and you will typically get a confirmation within 48 hours. Then, you will have need-to-know information in the palm of your hand…including the contract!

Don’t forget — We’re On Social Media

You couldn’t possibly forget that you can stay connected with Local 698 and labor news by joining our Facebook group or connecting to us on Twitter.


In the coming weeks, members who are seeking to serve as a Local 698 officer will be obtaining member signatures on their petitions. A completed petition is necessary in order for that member to become an official candidate. In order to properly complete the petition, members must place their CSEA Membership Identification # on the petition.

You may have misplaced your card or perhaps you never received one. Well, we have a solution for you. Go to Create a login. Once you have logged into the website, go to the very top of the page where you will see a red box that says ‘Look Up Your CSEA ID’. You will be asked for some basic information. Once submitted, the system will display your membership information including your identification number. You can also, at this time, print the card.

Election Committee

Jennifer Burtch is the Chair of the Local 698 Election Committee. Susan Valente and Nicolas Vanderlaan-Meyering also serve on this important team. In a pinch, you can seek your membership number from each of these individuals, and you can find their contact information by using the DASNY Intranet directory.

NOTE: At no time can a potential candidate obtain this information from the Election Committee.