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Ebola Preparedness

The deadly Ebola virus has taken thousands of lives in West Africa and threatens to affect many more people around the world. PEF is actively working with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), one of PEF's parent unions, to develop stringent controls and protocols for nurses treating Ebola patients and has outlined a three point plan for hospitals to follow in treating... Read more

October is Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Two causes of equal importance are highlighted throughout the country in the month of October. One is breast cancer awareness, and the other is domestic violence awareness. Breast cancer awareness is signified by wearing something the color pink. This month is set aside to spotlight this disease and encourage early detection. One out of eight women in the United States is diagnosed with... Read more

Deadline Extension for Workforce Initiative Grants (WFI) and Labor-Management Nursing Grants (LMN)

The Workforce Initiatives (WFI) Program is a vehicle by which labor and management work together to provide funding to address education and training needs of PEF-represented employees. WFI project proposals must have the support of both labor and management, and address education or training needs. The Labor-Management Nursing (LMN) Grant Program provides funding to address education and training needs of PEF-represented... Read more

Statement from PEF President Susan Kent

Statement from PEF President Susan M. Kent: I write to assure you PEF handles allegations regarding misuse of your dues through thorough investigation, proper procedures and actions. The Times Union article of Tuesday, September 30th, which sensationalized allegations about alleged misuse of funds by two PEF members, is woefully inaccurate, in my opinion, this was done solely to once against portray public... Read more