Who We Are Our and Our Mission


We are workers who join together so that we can have the power which comes from solidarity. We are people who share a common goal -- to negotiate with our employers from a position of strength. We are individuals who know that you have to belong to be strong.

Wages, raises, health insurance, benefits, vacation days -- even the rules our members work under -- are the direct result of contracts that CSEA has negotiated with employers. In fact, negotiating contracts is our number one priority.

We also provide field services, contract services, legal services and communication services to make sure those contracts are enforced.

CSEA is proud that we are a grassroots union where members themselves elect their officers and where only members can serve on negotiating teams and vote to ratify contracts.

CSEA also has a respected political action network to represent your interests before elected officials, and as Local 1000 of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, we belong to the most powerful International Union in the U.S.A.

To our members we say:

Get involved. The more involved you are, the more rewarding your membership will be.

Mission Statement

  As working men and women, everyone and everywhere, we are our greatest resource.

We organize and represent workers to ensure our voice is heard, our place at the table is kept and the American dream is ours in the 21st Century.

As a labor union, we hold these values as our working principles:


We are honest with ourselves and each other.


Every group, every idea is welcomed.

Full participation:

We encourage and expect full participation in all union matters.


We respect each other and honor our differences.


We celebrate our diversity and use it to strengthen us.

Open Communications:

We listen and provide for open communication across all parts of our union and in all directions.


We are accountable for our actions and decisions.

Fiscal Responsibility:

We conduct our business in a fiscally sound manner.

As a labor union, we are committed to union democracy and we follow these values with integrity.