• PEF does it for fire protection specialists! 

    PEF does it for fire protection specialists! 

    January 4, 2023 — In a legislative win for PEF, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill that provides a three-quarter accident disability benefit for PEF fire protection specialists.  The new law allows fire protection specialists to receive an accidental disability benefit provided that the injured individual is physically or mentally incapacitated as a natural and...

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  • Labor in the News

    Labor in the News

      USPS celebrates life and legacy of John Lewis  The U.S. Postal Service announced seven new stamps for 2023 – including one honoring U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a key player in the labor movement, who passed away in 2020.  “Devoted to equality and justice for all Americans, Lewis spent more than 30 years in Congress...

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  • 2023 PEF Delegate Convention Rules

    2023 PEF Delegate Convention Rules

    45th Annual Convention Delegate  Information Syracuse, New York  |  October 15–18, 2023  

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  • Letters to the Editor – February 2023

    Letters to the Editor – February 2023

    Contract questions  Are we going to be entitled to the $3,000 bonus like CSEA members received?  With the recent increase in cost of living in counties close to the city, could we include members who work in Sullivan County in the Mid-Hudson adjustment? The cost of living mirrors or exceeds Orange County, which is included...

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  • Full steam ahead in 2023

    Full steam ahead in 2023

    Happy New Year to the proud public employees of PEF!  I hope you all found a moment during the holidays to reflect on the power of our union in 2022, like we did in this year-ending issue. From rallies to parades to in-person gatherings across the state, the union...

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  • Executive Board discusses anti-union attacks, the impact of technology on the workforce, and the Fund Our Future campaign 

    Executive Board discusses anti-union attacks, the impact of technology on the workforce, and the Fund Our Future campaign 

    December 21, 2022 — The PEF Executive Board met December 14 and 15 in Albany and welcomed a renowned international expert on technology and its impacts on public-sector workers, heard a panel discussion on the Fund Our Future campaign, and discussed the latest organized attempts to reduce union membership.  An attack on unions  PEF’s membership...

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  • PEF brings together panel of Fund Our Future supporters 

    PEF brings together panel of Fund Our Future supporters 

    The Executive Board welcomed a panel of community leaders and legislators who are joining forces with PEF in its Fund Our Future coalition to address the Executive Board on Dec. 14 in Albany.  New York State Sen. Robert Jackson, Rev. Peter Cook, executive director of the New York State Council of Churches; Ron Deutsch, a...

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  • PEF is fighting for Nurse 3 titles 

    PEF is fighting for Nurse 3 titles 

    December 21, 2022 — When Gov. Hochul and the New York State Department of Civil Service (DCS) announced title restructuring for nurses across the State in October, one PEF title was noticeably absent – Registered Nurse 3.  The restructuring kept them at a salary grade of 20 and changed their title to Nurse 2.   So...

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  • From rallies, to parades, to meaningful change, PEF was on the move in 2022 

    From rallies, to parades, to meaningful change, PEF was on the move in 2022 

    December 21, 2022 — Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, much of our interaction with each other was through a screen. When we did venture out, we stood in lines six feet apart. So in 2022, standing in solidarity took on a different look. Doors reopened, meetings returned to conference rooms, and parades and...

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