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President Kent Testifies on Workforce Development

PEF President Susan M. Kent testified before a joint Assembly Ways and Means Committee and state Senate Finance Committee in Albany February 27. Kent told both committee chairs, Assembly member Herman Farrell Jr. and Sen. John DeFrancisco the governor's budget continues to reward the rich and powerful with millions of dollars in corporate welfare while leaving the most vulnerable, the disabled and... Read more

Pre-Negotiation Contract Team Meetings – Check Back Daily for Updates

PEF President Susan M. Kent and representatives of the PEF contract team want to hear your concerns and suggestions for the upcoming contract negotiations. Pre-negotiation Contract Team Meetings are being scheduled around the state.   Please plan to attend one of these meetings!  The meeting schedule will be posted weekly on the PEF website and PEF Facebook page. Confirmed Pre-negotiation contract team meetings for the... Read more

PEF Image Campaign Now Airing Statewide

Lights....Camera.....Action! A new PEF television commercial in on the air! The ad is designed to promote PEF members and the vital services PEF members provide to the citizens of New York State. We've featured members from various agencies across the state performing just some of the myriad of jobs our members do. The commercial will air nearly 1,000 times over the next three... Read more

Attention PEF Members: Anthem/Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Data Breach/Updated 2/23/15 **

Anthem, the parent company of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, which administers hospital benefits for the Empire Plan, has reported hackers broke into a database containing personal information for about 80 million of its current and former enrollees and employees. The breach exposed names, birthdays, addresses, member identification numbers, phone numbers, email addresses, employment information and Social Security numbers, but does not... Read more