EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL COMMITTEE
This committee oversees the educational, cultural and social activities for members. These activities include overnight trips, golf lessons, wine-tastings, bridge classes, music appreciation courses, theater and book clubs, gallery trips and finance workshops. For more information about this committee, contact Lucie Elio at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jacqueline Foster at email@example.com. You may also contact them at (212) 823-2020.
The CSA Legislative Committee’s mission is to use the collective experiences of our retiree members to educate our city, state and federal lawmakers in promoting subjects of importance and interest to our members and the union. In past years, we’ve lobbied for legislation to protect our benefits and pensions, lower the cost of drugs and improve veteran benefits. We work on behalf of our in-service members as well, visiting Albany and city legislators, to push for funds for professional development for school leaders as well as to support schools.
The Chapter’s advocacy takes the form of letters, phone calls and personal visits. In the spring, when the NYS legislature is in session, our NYC delegation and Westchester and Long Island members spend two days in Albany; on a single trip, we have seen as many as 60 of our state Senators and Assembly members or their representatives. The committee also seeks to educate new in-service CSA members about the value of unionism in protecting tenure and due process rights.
In addition to the central Legislative Committee, each Retiree Chapter Regional Unit has a legislative coordinator who works with the central Legislative Committee. For more information or to become involved, please contact Mitra Lutchman at (212) 823-2020.
Regional Unit Legislative Coordinators
Outreach Committee and Program
The Retiree Chapter Outreach Program offers assistance to members in finding services from local, state and federal agencies as well as providing information regarding union and CSA Welfare Fund benefits. Workshops are provided on topics such as health insurance, Medicare and CSA Retiree Chapter benefits among others.
In addition to the programs at Central, each Regional Unit has an Outreach Coordinator to serve members locally. Retiree Chapter Outreach Coordinator Felice Hannah oversees training for these coordinators with the assistance of Eathelle Clay, a member of the Retiree Chapter Executive Board.
To request outreach assistance, contact Ms. Hannah, at (212) 823-2075 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional Unit Outreach Coordinators
Rockland (NY), Orange (NY), Bergen (NJ)