• Executive Board tackles toxic work environments, hears from key state leaders 

    Executive Board tackles toxic work environments, hears from key state leaders 

      September 27, 2023 — Toxic workplaces and bullying by New York State agency managers took center stage at the quarterly PEF Executive Board meeting, held September 21 and 22 in Albany.   Board members marched on their lunch break during the first day of the board meeting from the Albany Hilton to the Empire...

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  • PEF in the News 

    PEF in the News 

    September 27, 2023 Jose Medina, a retired PEF member who worked as a wage investigator with the Department of Labor, and Scarlett Ahmed, a council leader and member of the executive board, contributed to the New York Focus story, “Hands-Off Labor Department Retreats From Wage Theft Enforcement.” The story calls out Commissioner Roberta Reardon, stating...

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  • National Roundabouts Week promotes safe roads for New Yorkers 

    National Roundabouts Week promotes safe roads for New Yorkers 

    September 27, 2023 — National Roundabouts Week is celebrated across the United States every September. This year, Roundabouts Week was Sept. 18-23, and New York’s Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) did its part to promote awareness and educate New Yorkers about roundabout safety.  According to the NYS DOT Facebook page, there are 32 potential “conflict...

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  • PEF members, leaders call for respect at rally against toxic work environments

    PEF members, leaders call for respect at rally against toxic work environments

      September 22, 2023 — During lunch on September 21, the PEF Executive Board, joined by rank-and-file members, marched from the Albany Hilton to Empire State Plaza, loudly and proudly calling for respect in the workplace and denouncing toxic environments.  Members held signs emblazoned with “WORKPLACE RESPECT, NOT BULLYING” and “END BULLYING, EMBRACE RESPECT, CHANGE...

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  • State employees allowed up to 4 hours uncharged leave for COVID vaccine, boosters

    State employees allowed up to 4 hours uncharged leave for COVID vaccine, boosters

    September 27, 2023 — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have both approved and authorized updated COVID-19 booster vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer ahead of the fall and winter virus season. Additionally, the FDA recently approved preventive care services for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). PEF members who have...

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  • 2023 Audited Financial Statements

    2023 Audited Financial Statements

    Click here for the 2023 Audited Financial Statements

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  • PEF remembers fallen brothers and sisters on 9/11 

    PEF remembers fallen brothers and sisters on 9/11 

      September 27, 2023 — New Yorkers got up the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and went about their usual routine. Some went to work at the World Trade Center, some turned up at the firehouse or the police station, some headed off toward offices around the Twin Towers.  VIEW VIDEO OF THE CEREMONY...

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  • PEF officers, volunteers gather petitions to raise support and awareness for unionizing local Starbucks 

    PEF officers, volunteers gather petitions to raise support and awareness for unionizing local Starbucks 

    September 14, 2023 — “Starbucks claims to be a progressive company, but when it comes to respecting workers’ rights, you’re anything but progressive. As Starbucks customers, we are calling on you to stop stalling, get to the bargaining table, and negotiate a fair contract. No Contract, No Coffee!”  That’s the petition PEF activists and volunteers...

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  • PEF on the march at Labor Day parades statewide

    PEF on the march at Labor Day parades statewide

    September 13, 2023 — PEF leaders and members turned out in droves for six parades during the first part of September, celebrating Labor Day from Midtown Manhattan to Buffalo.  PEF Region 1 enjoyed clear skies for the annual Labor Day Parade in South Buffalo on September 4. DMV Commissioner Mark Schroeder marched alongside PEF members....

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