New York State Canal Authority workers are dwarfed by an immense flood gate structure as they lower flood gates at Erie Canal Lock 8 in Rotterdam. Canal workers and Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) members were critical in cleaning debris, repairing locks and infrastructure, and helping to get the canal open on time this season following two devastating storms and an earthquake.
Members of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Capital Region Team, the Polar Penguins, raised $2,200 for Special Olympics athletes when they plunged into frigid Lake George on Nov. 19, 2011. Team members made up of CSEA members, friends and family, gathered at Shepard's Cove Beach for a pre-plunge photo. CSEA members are, second row left to right, holding banner, Denise Famiano, Deb Gallachi, Mary Ann Brownell and Heidi Holcomb, CSEA Capital Region 3rd Vice President Brenda Facin and Martine Perrott and back row, left, Kim Teta, Dan Barkley, and (center) Bill Lauer.
?Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) member and Albany County Department of Social Services Unit President Alex Whatley finds the transition to union officer challenging and rewarding. Whatley has elevated occupational safety and health awareness at the Albany County Department of Social Services.