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PEF on the Move: Legislative Budget Fightback 2017

PEF Members: The PEF Legislative Department, SWPAC and leadership have been actively engaged with our 2017 budget priorities. In addition to carefully analyzing the budget, preparing budget documents and providing Senate and Assembly leaders with pertinent PEF budget priorities, we have arranged multiple budget testimonies so that numerous agencies and job titles were represented this year. Besides the written testimony provided to the Workforce Development Budget... Read more

PEF Paybill sent to Governor!

PEF Members: Great news!  Even though the legislature is not in session this week, the PEF legislative staff was able to get the PEF paybill sent to the Governor today. The Governor has 10 days (not counting Sundays) to sign or veto bills passed by both houses. Signed bills become law; vetoed bills do not. Once the Governor signs the PEF paybill, the NYS Comptroller then... Read more

Paybill Has Now Passed Both Houses of NYS Legislature, What’s the Next Step?

Dear PEF Members: I have received many questions concerning the PEF collective bargaining agreement and the legislative process and you may have had some of these same questions yourselves. As you know, PEF members voted overwhelmingly to ratify the collective bargaining agreement on December 14, 2016. First  In order for the NYS Comptroller to prepare and release the compensation for PEF members he needs legislative authority... Read more

NYS Assn. of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators 46th Annual Legislative Conference February 17-19, 2017 at the Empire State Plaza, Albany

PEF members are encouraged to participate in the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators 46th Annual Legislative Conference. The event will take place on February 17-19, 2017 at the Empire State Plaza, Albany. Legislative Caucus Weekend Tickets  Friday, 2/17 - Chairman’s Reception (Invitation Only) p/u at PEF HQ Saturday 2/18 - Labor Luncheon tickets will available for pickup on Saturday, February 18th at 11 am from the PEF Booth... Read more

PEF Paybill passes NYS Assembly

The PEF "Paybill" went through its third reading , as required by law, on February 9, 2017. Today the bill was overwhelmingly passed by the New York State Assembly.  This means our "Paybill" A.4542  has now passed both houses of the legislature and should soon be sent to the Governor for his signature. Please check the PEF website regularly for updates.... Read more