PEF in the NewsMarch 7, 2024 – Union efforts opposing the State’s potential closure of SUNY Downstate hospital are making the rounds in the media, with President Wayne Spence quoted in several. Here is a list of recent coverage about Downstate: 

Continued advocacy for Tier 6 reform 

City & State magazine quoted President Spence’s legislative hearing testimony on improving Tier 6 as crucial to attracting and retaining skilled public-sector workers. Read about it here. 

Speaking out against proposed prison closures

President Spence was a guest on Spectrum TV’s Capital Tonight on March 6, 2024, talking about PEF’s opposition to the governor’s proposal to close up to five prisons in the coming year with just 90 days’ notice instead of the current legally required one-year notice. Watch the interview, here.