PEF Leaders: I’m writing to let you... [more]
Wow! You’re one of more than 90,000... [more]
The Veterans Buyback Bill has reached Governor... [more]


Ebola Concerns: A Message from PEF President Susan M. Kent

PEF Leaders: I'm writing to let you know that we have been alerted by some of our members at the Department of Health about their concerns relating to Ebola and their possible role in New York state's plan to deal with the Ebola situation. We have contacted the PEF Statewide L/M chair at DOH and have been in meetings and on conference calls... Read more

PEF Members: Join today’s AFT Thunderclap to demand that TIME magazine apologize for calling teachers the “rotten apples” in our schools!

Wow! You're one of more than 90,000 people who have signed our petition demanding that Time magazine apologize for calling teachers the "rotten apples" in our schools. At 3 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Oct. 30, I'll be joining UFT President Michael Mulgrew along with educators, parents and allies to deliver the petitions to Time magazine's headquarters in Manhattan. We're organizing a virtual... Read more

Veteran’s Buyback Bill to Governor Cuomo to Sign

The Veterans Buyback Bill has reached Governor Cuomo’s desk!  He now has 10-days (not including Sundays) to sign or veto the bill.  The governor’s failure to sign or veto a bill within that 10-day period means it becomes law automatically. This bill would expand eligibility to buy back up to three years pension service credit to all public employees who were honorably discharged from... Read more

Design-Build Awareness

A "Design-Build" project is one in which one contractor is hired to design, construct and inspect the entire project. This method of construction is more costly and results, in among other things, the loss of checks and balances and potential jobs for PEF Members. Attached HERE is a "Design-Build" informational fact sheet for you to view, download and share with your friends and family.... Read more