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President Spence and Governor Cuomo Look Forward to Respectful Dialogue

In his remarks yesterday at the swearing in ceremonies of PEF's newly elected statewide officers, President Spence said he looked forward to a more respectful and open relationship with Governor Cuomo’s office, and that has already paid dividends. The feeling is respectfully mutual as indicated by the following statement issued by the Governor’s office. Statement from Melissa Derosa, Director of Communications For Governor... Read more

Wayne Spence Speaks of Unity After Being Sworn-In as the Union’s Ninth President

Among a crowd of hundreds, including PEF Members, past PEF presidents, dignitaries from other labor unions and political allies, Wayne Spence was sworn into office as the ninth president of the New York State Public Employees Federation in Latham Monday, August 3, 2015. Mario Cilento, president of the state's AFL-CIO administered the Oath of Office to PEF President Spence, as well as to... Read more

A Message from PEF President Wayne Spence

As I begin my tenure as PEF President, I want to express my gratitude and commitment to all of the members of our great union. It’s a tremendous honor and responsibility to assume this role. I will do my best on your behalf.  I will work hard to unify our ranks. Toward that end, I want to thank outgoing President Susan Kent and... Read more

Contract Talks Update

The PS&T Contract Team secured June 24 and 25 contract negotiation dates with the state, and had been meeting on a regular basis with the state since April. A contract negotiation meeting did occur on June 24, which included a joint exchange of proposals by the state and PEF. As a result, the Contract Team met with me on June 25 to... Read more