About CSEA Local 852
Suffolk Local 852 was chartered in January, 1948 representing local government employees.

Today, we are a custodial local - with over 3,400 members who comprise the 38 units within Local 852.

These units represent employees in Towns, Villages and Libraries throughout Suffolk County.

Our Local is one of 23 locals on Long Island that make up CSEA Region 1; There are six regions within New York State with over 265,000 members.

Suffolk Local 852 has 12 elected officers/delegates and an additional 2 elected delegates. Many of these officers and delegates hold dual positions within their units.

The current four-year term of office for local and unit officers began on July 1, 2009 and will expire on June 30, 2013.

We are here to provide assistance to unit officers and members. Please contact us with your questions and concerns.

Mission Statement

As working men and women - every one 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.

Honesty: We are honest with ourselves and each other.

Inclusiveness: Every group, every idea is welcome.

Full Participation: We encourage and expect full participation in all union matters.

Respect: 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.