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    Dedicated. Caring. Committed.
    IUE-CWA 81381, AFL-CIO

Applications Are Now Being Accepted for the 2020 Ed Grabowski-Dina Finn Memorial Scholarships!

If you have a child or grandchild graduating high school (or already in college - see link for details) - don't delay and APPLY NOW for one of two FSW College Scholarships! Make sure to submit the easy online application below before the June 1st deadline!

Message from FSW President Ebony Burgess

Being a union member means that you will always have someone in your corner fighting for you. Bob Crow once said If you fight you won't always win. But if you don't fight you will always lose. We are stronger together!!!

81381 FSW Member Contact Form

During this time of crisis, it is critical that the union has accurate and up-to-date contact information for ALL FSW members, so we can provide important updates easily and effectively. Please take a moment to complete this form with your information and encourage your colleagues to do so as well.

Your information will not be shared with anyone or used for anything other than union business.

FSW Deeply Appreciates Mask Donations

The members of the Federation of Social Workers are extremely grateful to Sheila Foery and Diane Leas for donating masks to our essential workers. Thank you so much for helping to keep our members safe!

Mask and hand sanitizer donations are still being accepted for workers.
Contact: Christina Christman at c.m.christman@hotmail.com
Steve Modica

Monroe County Bar Association Honors Steven V. Modica, Esq.

Attorney Steve Modica has been selected to receive the 2020 Adolph J. Rodenbeck Award by the Monroe County Bar Association. This award recognizes a legal professional who lives and works by the Hon. Adolph J. Rodenbeck’s exemplary example of professionalism and community service.

Steve Modica has been a loyal supporter of the Federation of Social Workers and its charitable events for many years. All of us at FSW want to congratulate Steve on this tremendous honor!
Red T-shirt

Wear Your RED Shirt on Thursday

Stuck at Home? If you are an FSW member, wear your RED Shirt on Thursday and post it on the FSW Facebook Page. Once you return to work find LaTonya, Evelyn or Michelle A for your ticket!
Leslie Mazzo
Leslie Mazzo (on left) receives the FSW Member of the Month Award from FSW president Ebony Burgess

Federation of Social Workers
“Member of the Month”

We are pleased to announce a new program that will recognize a Federation “Member of the Month”. This person will be honored for his or her outstanding contributions of service to the entire community.

There will be a “Member of the Month” recognized every month, year around. If you would like to nominate a FSW Member who has done exceptional professional, volunteer, or other community service, please fill out this nomination form.

Click Here for the Nomination Form

Each month’s honoree will receive a $100 gift card to the restaurant of their choice, courtesy of the Retirees Council of the FSW, Modica Law Firm and Edge Advertising Group.

Our honoree for April 2020 is Leslie Mazzo. Please click below to learn more about her valuable contribution of service to the community.

Member of the Month

Congratulations, Leslie Mazzo!

Federation of Social Workers Election Results

February 11, 2020

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who ran for these important positions.
  • President
    Winner - Ebony Burgess

  • Westfall Steward
    Winner - Andrew Bynoe

  • CSEU Steward
    Winner - Teresa Harvey

  • MCCC Steward
    Winner - Lennie Murrell

FSW 60th Celebration

Federation of Social Workers 60th Celebration

On January 31, 2020, the Federation of Social Workers held a celebration to mark the union's 60th Anniversary! Attendees included active and retired members, as well as many past presidents and officers. We are extremely grateful to Modica Law Firm and the IUE-CWA for their co-sponsorship of this event. Their continued support of the Federation is deeply appreciated!

2019 Human Service Awards Luncheon!

The Federation of Social Workers would like to thank all of our 2019 honorees, sponsors, attendees, nominators and those who supported this year's event in any way. As in years past, the celebration was an inspirational and memorable experience for everyone.
Chynna Sharp (on the right) being presented her 2019 Scholarship Award, by FSW President Kendall Bell

2019 Scholarship Winner Announced

The Federation of Social Workers is proud to announce that the 2019 winner of the Ed Grabowski/Dina Finn Memorial Scholarship is Chynna Sharp. Congratulations, Chynna!

Chynna is a recent graduate of Greece Athena High School, who will be attending Nazareth College in the fall to study physical therapy. She has volunteered at hospitals, food kitchens, the Greece Town Hall and at a physical therapist's office. The Federation of Social Workers wishes Chynna Sharp great success in her future academic endeavors.

Kendall Bell Interview on "Shift Change" Local Radio Show

About The Federation of Social Workers

The Monroe County Federation of Social Workers, IUE-CWA Local 81381, is the oldest public sector social worker union in the United States of America. During our more than fifty years of existence we have provided diligent representation to our membership, which now includes more than nine hundred employees of the County of Monroe in upstate New York.

Our members are dedicated human service professionals who are both caring and committed to the entire community. Their tireless efforts at their jobs, and also as volunteers supporting many local charities, have improved the quality of life for everyone in Monroe County.

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