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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 21, 2019

On Monday, January 21, 2019, we are commemorating and celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We honor Dr. King for his leadership, vision, and strength.  Let Dr. King’s message of justice and brotherhood continue to inspire us as we remember the ideals he held and the life he lived. "History is a great teacher. Now everyone knows that... Read more

Statement of Wayne Spence, PEF President on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2019 State of the State Address

Statement of Wayne Spence, President of the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2019 State of the State Address Albany – PEF applauds Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his vision and plans to support not only the unionized state workforce, but the greater labor movement. His remarks about opposing the anti-labor movement that arose from the U.S. Supreme Court... Read more

PEF Members Union Dues Deduction on NYS income taxes

From the desk of PEF President Wayne Spence PEF Leaders and Members: As you begin preparations to file your 2018 tax returns we want to remind  you that beginning this year, union members in New York State can deduct their union dues from their state income taxes, as long as they itemize deductions on their state taxes.  It is important... Read more

AFT has launched a national class action lawsuit against the for-profit federal student loan servicer Navient

Urgent News for PEF Members: One of PEF’s parent unions, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), has launched a national class action lawsuit against the for-profit federal student loan servicer Navient. We believe there are PEF members who have asked Navient about public service loan forgiveness (PSLF)and may have been given bad information. AFT is looking to identify PEF  members who may... Read more