1. What happens to me if the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) sides against unions in the case Janus v. AFSCME?
  2. Public sector employees currently represented by CSEA Local 1000 will fall under two categories if the Supreme Court rules against unions and dues check off in the case Janus v. AFSCME.

The first group, current dues paying members of CSEA and CSEA Local 003 will remain members of the union and will see no negative impact from the decision.  The second group, agency shop members or fee payers, will no longer be represented by CSEA in any disciplinary cases as well as any legal, economic, or job-related services beyond those provided in the collective bargaining agreement. This is a change from previous details since there has been a recent change to New York State’s Taylor Law.  The Supreme Court may be taking away our rights but New York has once again, insulated us against the fire!

  1. My supervisor has directed me to report to his/her office. What should I do?
  2. The first question you ask your supervisor is, “Is this disciplinary?” If they respond with a “Yes” or a “It could be”, ask for a union representative immediately. If one cannot be located, the meeting should be rescheduled until one is available.


  1. I think I am being bullied at work. What should I do?
  2. The best advice we can give anyone is to take detailed notes. Write down times, dates, places, witnesses, and most importantly, what was said. This applies to management and co-worker.  Utilize your CSEA contacts for assistance.


  1. What is the Union?
  2. YOU are the union.