Thank you to the Local 815 Parade Committee consisting of Bill Daniels, Joe Leggett, Diana Rose, Michele Weaver, Rachel Casey, Scott Shugarts, David Rosen-Brand and Steve and Denise Szymura and the Local 815 Next Wave Committee for the awesome float we had this year.  

Thank you, also, to the members who took time from their "day Off" to march with us:  Diana Rose, Michele Weaver, Joe Leggett, Rachel Casey, Scott Shugarts, Jonathan Lavell, Craig Bloom, Susan Nappo, Steve Szymura, Denise Szymura, Louis Rusoo, Walter Burgett, Bob Pyjas, Dennis Komrek, Mathew Weaver, Julie Frerichs, Bill Daniels, Sheila Stanchek, David Rosen-Brand, Susan Carson, Gail Sharp-Zawadzki, Jeff Brzyski, Joanna Panasiewicz, Valerie Feind, Joe Jarzembek and any others whose names we may have missed.

Statement of CSEA President Danny Donohue on U.S. Supreme Court split decision on Friedrichs case.


CSEA Local 815 is pleased to announce the three winners of the Joyce M. Bauth, 
Victor E. Marr & Mike Bogulski Memorial Scholarships for the 20015-2016 school year. 
Three $1,000 scholarships were awarded to:

  • Jacob Jurewicz, whose father, Jeffrey Jurewicz, works as a Senior Public Health Sanitarian for the Erie County Health Dept. Jacob will be attending Capital University majoring in Music Technology.
  • Megan Bollman, whose father, Thomas Bollman works as a Corrections Officer for the E.C. Sheriff’s Dept. Megan will be attending Washington & Jefferson College majoring in business, with a minor in sociology and an emphasis in Pre-Law.

  • Kelechi Chillis-Ihenko, whose mother, Eleanore Chillis works as a clerk-typist in the Erie County Juvenile Probation Dept. Kelechi will be attending the University at Buffalo studying marketing and business for the music industry.

Denis Szymura, Local 815 President and Bob Pyjas, Scholarship Committee chairman, presented the awards at a luncheon on July 27, 2016.

Applications for the 2016-2017 scholarship will be available after April 1, 2017 at the Local 815 union hall, by calling 896-1640 or clicking on the benefits tab on our website at 

 Pictured left to right: Bob Pyjas, Michele Weaver, Kelechi Chillis-Ihenko, Judi Knight, Steve Szymura, Jacob Jurewicz, and Megan Bollman (pictured separately)
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