Workers, including Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) members, in state juvenile detention facilities are facing increasingly dangerous conditions in the facilities, including violent attacks by youths in their care. Workers are also victims of a complete lack of support or concern for their safety from officials at the state Office of Children and Family Services, which runs the facilities. The photograph shows the state Office of Children and Family Services Taberg Residential Center in Oneida County.
Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Oswego County Local activist Jimmy Jackson, right, comes out of a full-body plunge into Oneida Lake as SUNY Binghamton Local President David Lee, left, watches.
Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) Central Region members participate in a Polar Plunge to help support Special Olympics athletes. CSEA Central Region President Colleen Wheaton, second from right, front row, leads the region's "Polar Peeps" Team into Oneida Lake in Brewerton, NY on Dec. 4, 2011, for the Special Olympics, raising more than $13,700.
Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) members and Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection Personnel Office workers Collette Hare, left, and Julie Greiner, right, recently saved the day for about 380 of their co-workers when, on the Monday before Thanksgiving 2011, computer servers crashed, not allowing them to enter their payroll changes. Undaunted, the two drove downtown to the county Comptroller's Office, where, for several hours, they manually entered all the changes.