About Us

The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators is the collective bargaining unit for 6,100 Principals, Assistant Principals, Supervisors and Education Administrators who work in the NYC public schools and 200 Directors and Assistant Directors who work in city-subsidized Centers for Early Childhood Education (ECE). CSA also has more than 10,000 members in its Retiree Chapter.

Through our collective strength and unity, our members engage in a rewarding and distinguished profession while maintaining a respectable quality of life.


  • To effectively communicate and engage with all members and ensure that their concerns are appropriately addressed.
  • To continually strengthen the public image of New York City school leaders.
  • To ensure that all collective bargaining rights, wages and benefits, and working conditions of all our members are protected and fairly negotiated.
  • To Provide the students of New York City with a well-rounded education of the highest quality.

On behalf of its members, CSA negotiates salary, benefits and working conditions related to the administration and supervision of NYC public schools. CSA monitors the enforcement of its contract with the city and fights for members’ legal rights. CSA also provides exemplary professional development for its members through the Executive Leadership Institute, a non-profit branch of the union. CSA offers confidential mentoring to individual members through the Supervisory Support Program, a professional development program provided through the union’s contract.

CSA is Local 1 of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), AFL-CIO, located in Washington, DC. CSA is also affiliated with the NYS Federation of School Administrators (NYSFSA), which is, in turn, a member of the NYS School Administrators Consortium (NYSSAC).

The American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), the exclusive national labor union for school administrators, professionals, and supervisors speaking out for excellence and equity in all of our schools, workplaces and communities.

AFSA members are leaders in their schools and communities and are charged with the privilege and responsibility of helping to mold our nation’s students into successful, mindful individuals.

As school leaders, AFSA members are constantly advocating for better public schools and systems of education. In regards to education reform, AFSA members support reforms that put students first and include school administrators in the discussion and implementation.

As a union affiliated with the AFL-CIO, AFSA members recognize the importance of collective bargaining rights and their right to organize. AFSA members are active in the labor movement and proudly stand in solidarity with all trade unionists and school administrators.