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Welcome to Western Region 6

Thanks for visiting our Region web page! CSEA’s Western Region covers 14 Western New York counties, supporting workers in more than 80 locals and 220 units in state government, local government, school districts, library systems, public authorities and the private sector. The region has approximately 46,000 members.

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Buffalo Zookeeper and Local 710 Secretary Sydney Hollasch digging through several feet of snow to care for animals during Buffalo's latest blizzard.

Western Region News

Sydney Hollasch was just one of a handful of zookeepers and dedicated CSEA members at the Buffalo Zoo who cared for the animals during the city’s latest blizzard. Click here to read more about how members cared for the zoo animals in December.

July 21: Region 6 Jim Jayes Golf Tournament

July 22: Region 6 Picnic at Darien Lake

Update your workplace bulletin board!

Bulletin boards at your workplace can be a great source of information for members. Here are some helpful pages to post on yours!

CSEA Visa Credit Card

Who is your local president, shop steward, grievance rep, etc.?

Know your rights: CSEA Legal Department

$10k accidental death benefit registration form

For more information to post on your workplace bulletin board, contact Madison Ruffo at

Upcoming Education and Training Opportunities


Mon Feb 27 and Tue Feb 28, 2023, from 6 to 8 pm**

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Sexual Harassment: What Union Officers & Activists Should Know:

Tuesday, February 28, 2023, from 12 to 2 pm

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Advanced Steward: Building an Activist Network:

Wednesday, March 1, 10 am to 12 pm

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Advanced Grievance: Introduction to Contract Interpretation:

Thursday, March 2, 2023, from 6 to 8 pm

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Labor History:

Tuesday, March 7, from 10 am to 12 pm

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Grievance Representation Recertification: 

Wednesday, March 8, from 12 to 2 pm

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Grievance Representation:

Wed Mar 8 and Thu Mar 9, from 6 to 8 pm. **

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Advanced Grievance: Power in Numbers: 

Mon Mar 13 and Tue Mar 14, 2023, from 6-8 pm**

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Weingarten Rights: What You Need to Know Webinar:

Tuesday, March 14, from 1 to 2 pm

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It’s Not Grievable: Now What?

Wednesday, March 15, from 11 am to 12 pm

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Representing Members in Discipline and Interrogations Recertification:

Thursday, March 16, from 6 to 8 pm

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Labor History:

Monday, March 20, from 6 to 8 pm

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Tue Mar 21 and Wed Mar 22, 2023, from 10 am to 12 pm**

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An Overview of the Family Medical Leave Act:

Tuesday March 21, from 6 to 8 pm

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The 7 Tests of Just Cause:

Wednesday March 22, from 5 to 6 pm

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Conducting Successful Meetings: 

Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 12 to 2 pm

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How to Conduct a New Member Orientation:

Wednesday, March 29, from 12 to 2 pm

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State Government Grievance Representation: 

Wed Mar 29 and Thu Mar 30, from 6 to 8 pm **

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**2-part class, participants must complete both parts to receive credit.


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