Region 5 Pride College


June 21, 2023 — Division 399 in Region 5, which includes members at the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance/Division of Disability Determinations in Endicott, held a membership appreciation and Pride event on June 13 and 14.  

 “We did it over two days to catch members who might be telecommuting on one of the days and brought in coffee, tea, juice and donuts in appreciation for all the work they do,” said Council Leader Scott Staub. “Because June is also Pride month, we decided to put a Pride spin on it.” 

 The Division purchased Pride-themed donuts from a local bakery and decorated a table with both PEF and Pride paraphernalia. With news of the tentative agreement on the PS&T contract coming out shortly before the event, Staub said Division leaders also used the time to field questions about the agreement. 

 “It was very well received by the members,” Staub said. “We gave out more than 15 dozen donuts.”