The debate between the statewide candidates in... [more]
PEF Members: I’m writing to report to... [more]
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2015 PEF Triennial Election Debate

The debate between the statewide candidates in the PEF triennial election was held Thursday, May 21st at 6:00 PM. The debate was held at the Desmond Hotel in Albany and was moderated by Laura Bierman, Executive Director of the New York State League of Women Voters. Questions were submitted by members online via the PEF website. You can view the debate below: ... Read more

Raising Awareness for a Livable Wage

The streets of Chicago were filled with thousands of low-wage workers this week who were supported by members of  PEF's affiliate the Service Employees International Union. Most of the workers were from fast food corporations such as McDonald's. In New York, the momentum among fast food workers is also making headlines as they are uniting and asking the state's Wage Board set... Read more

PEF Receives HAB Health and Safety Grant

The PEF Training and Education, Health and Safety  Department has applied for and again received funding from the NYS Occupational Safety and Health Hazard Abatement Board to deliver training and other supports for PEF members and for labor and management Health and Safety committees through July 31, 2016.  Training will focus on safety improvements for the wide variety of work environments that... Read more

An Important Contract Message from President Susan M. Kent

PEF Members: I'm writing to report to you that contract talks between PEF and the State are moving forward and all our meetings have been productive in nature.  We have completed the presentations of our conceptual proposals and we are now in the process of developing full contract language on our proposals.  In addition, we have more dates scheduled both in the beginning... Read more