The Civil Service Employees Association Announces Endorsement Of NYS Comptroller DiNapoli/CSEA President Donohue Says: “He’s Done The Job Well And Continues To Work For The People Of New York”
(ALBANY) – The Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) – New York’s Leading Union – Has Once Again Formally Announced its Endorsement of New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
CSEA President Danny Donohue – Whose Statewide Public Employees Union Represents 300,000 Members - said the Decision Was Based On “Continued Confidence” in DiNapoli’s Demonstrated Honesty and Effectiveness as Comptroller Since 2007, Coupled With His Unblemished Record as a Public Leader.
“Tom DiNapoli’s Done the Job Well and Continues to Work ‘for’ the People of New York,” the CSEA President said. “The State Comptroller’s Office ‘Works With’ Complete Professionalism, Providing Fiscal Guidance and Oversight to Local Governments and State Agencies Alike. Under Tom’s Leadership, the OSC’s Demonstrated Resourcefulness, Cooperation and Integrity.”
“Every Day, I Work Alongside Members of CSEA and it is an Honor to Receive Their Endorsement,” Comptroller DiNapoli said. “I Share Many of the Values for Which This Organization Stands: Integrity, Hard Work and Accountability. Alongside President Danny Donohue and CSEA’s (300,000) Members, I Will Continue Our Work Protecting Taxpayer Dollars From Waste, Fraud and Abuse, While Ensuring Our Pension Fund Remains One of the Strongest in the Nation.”
CSEA Has Long Viewed the State Comptroller With Singular Importance to CSEA Members, Union Representatives said. As the Sole Trustee of the State Pension System, the State Comptroller’s Judgment and Decisions Have Enormous Implications Over the Retirement Security of More Than 300,000 Retired and Active CSEA Members. In Fact, CSEA Was Instrumental in Helping Establish the State Retirement System Back in 1920.
“In a Challenging Time, Tom and His Staff Have Produced Outstanding Results for the State Pension Fund, Providing Financial Security for Public Workers – Allowing Them to Continue to Live and Pay Taxes in New York – Along With Strong Benefit for Taxpayers,” Donohue Said. “He’s Done a Difficult Job Fairly and Responsibly for All Concerned. We Should All Have Complete Confidence in Tom DiNapoli’s Leadership Going Forward.”
Another Important Factor in CSEA’s Decision to Back DiNapoli, Donohue said, is the Unwavering Support for Him From CSEA Members Who Work in the Comptroller’s Office. “It Continues to Speak Volumes About Tom as an Individual and a Manager That the People Who ‘Know Him Best’ are Urging This Endorsement,” the CSEA President said.