WHY RETIREES JOIN COUNCIL 400
- To protect our health insurance and other benefits
By actively working to protect our health insurance and cost of living adjustment; pension fund investments; safeguarding Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
- To be well informed through our monthly CSEA News, Website and Chapter Meetings
By keeping informed of changes in the health plan; positions of candidates; legislation and issues affecting retirees and their families; political events; social activities and chapter meetings.
- Inclusion in the decisions made by CSEA
By including our retiree delegates and alternates to the CSEA Executive Board in the decisions and directions of CSEA. The Executive Board is made up of representation from the state, municipalities and private sector active employees and retirees.
- Accessible to our Members
Providing a convenient 800 number to reach full time staff assigned to coordinate retiree activities with the Council and Union leadership; Connecticut Chapters meet monthly from September through June (16 locations); and our 7 Florida Chapters, South Carolina Chapter and Cape Cod Chapter meet periodically throughout the year; through our website: csea-ct.com and e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Political action with retirees
With nearly 12,000 members and the affiliation with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), we ensure that our voices will be heard locally, state-wide, and nationally! In addition, our Council 400 Legislative Action Committee and the ability to get ‘Action Alerts’ through e-mail and at chapter meetings keeps our members informed of important issues facing retirees and working families.
- Social activities including picnics, parties, luncheons and trips
Being together with our colleagues and friends from state, municipal and public sector services and having fun, getting out of the house, being well informed and staying involved! We have CSEA sponsored trips, picnics, and chapter luncheons in June and December. AND a picnic for all our retiree members and their families in August!
- To protect our middle class and working families
By working to emphasize a VISION for Connecticut’s future, not budget cuts that harm our working families, retirees and those in need of services.
Making sure a “Wisconsin Moment” or other state’s reduction/elimination doesn’t come to Connecticut.
- Automatic membership in the Alliance for Retired Americans
- Availability of CSEA’s McCusker Scholarships for our children and grandchildren
Members and affiliates can join ANY chapter regardless of where you worked or where you live!
Being a Member of the Winning Team! TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG!
Council 400 has union and non-union members from management, municipalities, private sector, legislature, state departments, and the public sector!
Spouses are welcome to join as affiliate members.
For more information, contact Kevin Sullivan, Council 400 Retiree Organizer: In CT: (860) 951-6614; Toll Free: (800) 894-9479; or by email at email@example.com