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The Kent/Garcia Administration Wish Members a Safe and Happy Independence Day!

Fourth of July celebrations across the nation grow larger and louder each year with extravagant fireworks displays, marching bands, concerts and parades. It is a time when we proudly wave the American flag and reflect upon the American Revolution, and how in 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. In our lifetime, we have come to value freedom even more, as... Read more

PEF Scores Legislative Victories; Bills Now To Be Sent To Governor Cuomo

PEF scored legislative victories recently when three priority bills passed through the Senate and Assembly and will now be headed to Governor Andrew Cuomo to be signed sometime before the end of the calendar year. The Veterans Equality Bill (A8174A/S5937 – Paulin/Larkin) swiftly passed through the Senate and just last night made it through the Assembly with approval. The bill would extend the... Read more

PEF Members Elect Wayne Spence as the Union’s Next President

Ballots cast by members of the New York State Public Employees Federation (PEF) for the union's top leadership positions were counted today by the American Arbitration Association in Manhattan. By a vote of 6,172 to 6,045, PEF members elected Wayne Spence over Susan M. Kent to lead the union for the next three years. He was a candidate from the Coalition of Union... Read more

PEF Legislative Victory

The Assembly and Senate unanimously passed a bill today that, if signed into law by Governor Cuomo, will mean pension justice for families of deceased retirees.  Click here to read PEF Legislative Director Pat Lavin's memo on S4141B/A6045B... Read more